Echo From the Hills

Did you ever have a day when everything went wrong?   Well, did you ever have a week that went that way?  I can’t exactly pinpoint when this actually started, but I remember that morning...

November throws her brown cloak around her shoulders and enters our hills, scattering dry leaves in her wake and bringing much colder weather.  We have enjoyed a lengthy warm autumn, but now the trees...

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handiwork.”  (Psalms 19-1) The Heavenly Father has smiled down on our hills today, with bright sunlight lighting up the yellow poplars and shining...

OCTOBER By Robert Frost O hushed October morning mild, Thy leaves have ripened to the fall; Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild, Should waste them all The crows above the forest call; Tomorrow they may form and go. O hushed October morning...

THE END OF SUMMER By Shannon Georgia Schaubroeck   The summer days are fading, as they must From endless hours to short and fleeting light The bird’s once bright, immortal tune, now cries A melancholy aura to the dusk. The children...

The last of August’s hot and hazy days melt away into summer past, bringing in September and a new school term. If you listen closely, you can hear the clear ringing of the hand-held...

LATE SUMMER SONG By Ross D. Fortner (Written for his mother, Audrey Hodge Fortner)   Come and sing a song with me You, my loved ones, where’ere you may be. Sing of another summer soon to pass, Along this road on...

There is a cool note in the brisk breeze that is blowing today; a warning sign that summer is fast slipping away. The song birds are still singing merrily at daybreak, and there are...

We are now crossing the bridge from summer to autumn. On one side is the hot summer sun, gardens at their peak, rose of Sharon bushes in full bloom and cool swimming pools. On...

August always seemed to me to be the tail end of summer, but the season seems to be hanging on. The garden is at its peak, while the housewife rushes to get it all...