Echo From the Hills

Summer simmers along like the monotonous chirr of a jarfly, but here and there hints of autumn to come are already appearing. I found my first katydid this week, and son Andy says that...

She was just a little white ball of fur, with a brown circle around one eye and a bobbed tail. At six weeks of age, she possibly weighed a couple of pounds, or less....

The thunderstorms keep coming, the grass keeps growing, the garden is saturated, and still it rains. Some of the vegetables are thriving, such as squash and cucumbers, which like this tropical weather, while our...

June’s blue moon shone last night, although at 5 o’clock this morning it was full and orange. Matthew called me outside to look at it, as wispy black clouds floated over the surface and...

Hot summer has exploded in our hills with the force of a Fourth of July firecracker, with hot days and humid nights and resulting thunderstorms. Sun-loving wildflowers flourish, such as the brilliant orange day...

Summertime weather simmers along as daisies bloom and leaves grow green and full on the trees. The hills surround and envelop us with rich greenery that protect and comfort us. I could never get...

It has been 63 years ago, on this day, that I graduated from high school. The viney honeysuckle is climbing over the banks below the old school building again, just as it always does...

Spring seems to have evolved into summer-like days, with temperatures growing warmer, and blossoming beauty everywhere. The rains of May have spread a green patchwork quilt over our hills, a verdant lushness that covers meadows,...

APRIL’S GLORY April has come to our Clay County Hills, Bringing wildflowers and bright daffodils Dandelions like gold polka dots Brighten the lawn and each grassy spot.   Apple blossoms are showing pink, Robin, wren and bobolink Echo across our peaceful hills, And...

The sun peeped up over Pilot Knob this morning, but was soon obscured by clouds that covered the sky.  The air is warm and humid, with thunderstorms threatening to move into our hills.  April...

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