Echo From the Hills

We oldsters surely get away with a lot just because we’ve managed to keep breathing longer than most folks. I will celebrate my 80th birthday tomorrow, and I’ve got it made! If you forget somebody’s...

Summer’s ragged petticoat is showing as we slowly but surely drift toward autumn. Cornstalks are dying and turning brown, while purple ironweed makes its appearance in fields and meadows. The grandchildren are boarding the...

Matthew 5:44-45 “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you. Do good to them that hate you, pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you- “That ye may...

The evening sun dips below the horizon as another hot and humid day comes to a close. A pink tinge in the western sky is the only reminder that a bright sun ruled over...

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...

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