Echo From the Hills

- by Alyce Faye Bragg Winter storm Jonas roared through our hills this past weekend like an angry lion, covering most of our state in two feet or more of snow before moving out to...

— by Alyce Faye Bragg Winter has opened January’s door with icy fingers and allowed snow and frigid winds to enter our hills.  We shiver under the onslaught of cold wind that lowers our freezing...

by Alyce Faye Bragg THE WIND AT MY CABIN DOOR By Ross David Fortner, Jr. Howl, mighty Wind, Breath of winter come, knock upon my cabin door. Beckon my soul to wander Upon your mighty gale, To enter into myself, And find...

by Alyce Faye Bragg The sun is shining brightly from a deep blue sky on another winter day, although it is cold and frost is lingering on the hills and meadows.  It has been an...

—- by Alyce Faye Bragg The beginning of a brand new year puts most folks in a reflective mood--pondering over the past year and wondering what the New Year has in store for us.  After...

Misty, blue shadows are tucked between the bare trees, and the mild weather seems more like Indian Summer than it does late December.  It reminds me so much of the year before our son...

DECEMBER By Betty J. Banks Gray puffs scudding Above sere, brown ground, Wind shrieking through Weather-stripping, Moaning the death Of autumn. The house, hunkered down, Yellow-orange glow On shuttered windows Announces warmth within. Aroma of spices And fresh bread Wafts through the senses Of contented souls, Welcoming winter. “This is Christmas...

It’s the week before Thanksgiving, and the mind is already dwelling on holidays past, and the joyous family gatherings we’ve had through the years. The brown days of November are unfolding now, with cooler...

The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year With wailing winds and naked woods, and meadows brown and sere. Heaped in the hollows of the grove, the autumn leaves lie dead, They rustle to the...

The golden glow of autumn spreads across our land as summer comes to a close in our hills and hollers. The green leaves on the trees have a yellow tinge, and some of the...

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