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Echo From the Hills – April 16th, 2014

Alyce Faye Bragg

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. Warm weather has been a little remiss in coming to Clay County, although golden dandelions cover the lawn and modest purple violets peep from More...

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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...

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By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
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Echo from the Hills – February 26th, 2014

Sunlight is streaming down on hills that have been covered with snow for so long, lifting the spirits and making glad the heart. It is amazing how quickly the snow melts away, leaving the meadows basking in the More...

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

WELCOME HOME Will you join me in welcoming The robin’s return to West Virginia. It is a sign of winter ending That thrills and warms the heart within ya.   Legend tells us the old, old story Of why your breast More...

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By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
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Echo from the Hills – February 12th, 2014

Willie is missing.  Never was a dog more loved, or more pampered.  He was actually a squirrel dog, and one of the best.   But he was more than that.  He truly was man’s best friend, and more. He was mostly More...

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

Our hills are locked in ice and snow today, while the land is held in the frigid grip of an arctic blast. There is not much movement, except for the feeding frenzy around the bird feeder. The earth is having her More...

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By Clay Free Press On Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
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Echo From the Hills – January 29th, 2014

It’s a winter wonderland everywhere you look today, with snow piled wide and deep, and still the snow keeps falling. The leafless trees are outlined in white, while the pine boughs are drooping under their burden More...