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Echo From the Hills – June 25th, 2014

Summer weather has settled down upon our hills with resulting heat and humidity, while hound dogs seek out a shady spot and the youngsters head for the nearest swimming pool. The early garden crops are flourishing in the warm weather and we are beginning to enjoy the first fresh vegetables. Raspberries are starting to ripen; black, velvety caps of sweetness. More...

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By Clay Free Press On Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
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Echo From the Hills – June 18th, 2014

Last night I wandered around in the halls of yesterday, with shadowy, long-ago ancestors floating around me and forgotten names and dates running through my mind. I guess I could blame Joshua, my grandson who has More...

By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
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Echo From the Hills – June 11th, 2014

  TODAY So here hath been dawning Another blue day: Think wilt thou let it Slip useless away.   Out of eternity This new day is born; Into eternity, At night, will return.   Behold it aforetime No More...

Alyce Faye Bragg
By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014
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Echo From the Hills – May 28th, 2014

Memorial Day is made for memories. As the first white piney rose (peony) bursts forth in a flurry of fragrant petals, I am reminded of many Decoration Days (as we once called it) that have passed. I am again a child, More...

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By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
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Echo from the Hills – May 14th, 2014

BACK HOME If I had the power to turn back the clock, Go back to the house at the end of the block- The house was “home” when I was a kid, I know that I would love it more now than I did.   If I could go More...

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By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
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Echo From the Hills – April 16th, 2014

The sun has tried valiantly all morning to break through the cloud covering but has succeeded very few times. There are patches of blue interspersed between the clouds, bringing hope for a nice spring day ahead. More...

By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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Echoe From the Hills – April 9, 2014

“Hark, I hear a robin calling! List, the wind is from the south! And the orchard-bloom is falling Sweet as kisses on the mouth. In the dreamy vale of beeches Far and faint is woven mist, And the river’s orient More...

By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
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Echo From the Hills – April 2nd, 2014

March delivered the hills another blow last night, with a winter snowstorm that covered the landscape and roadways. A cold wind prevails today, although the sunny is shining from a bright blue sky. The yellow daffodils More...

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By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
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Echo From the Hills – March 19th, 2014

After a few spring-like days, with songbirds welcoming the warm weather and the grass greening, winter has turned around and taken another swipe at our hills. Of course we can expect that from March, when the weather More...

By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
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Echo From the Hills – March 5th, 2014

“Oh, I wish that the winter would go, and I wish that the summer would come, and away from the tents on the hill, the little brown bees would hum. And the robins their pipes would trill and the woodpecker beat More...