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It’s Almost Here…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

  It won’t be sneaking down your chimney to eat cookies, but we’re counting down to one of my favorite times of the year. Yes, this coming Saturday will mark the official first day of autumn. If I could bring in a choir to sing a rousing “amen” chorus for you, or better yet a… Continue reading It’s Almost Here…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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When Ignorance Can Be Bliss, by Beverly Hicks Burch

A couple of years ago I spent some time with Tall & Handsome in a condo on St. Simons Island, GA. The space behind the condo was like a little mini jungle…absolutely thick with palmetto palms, vines, pines and undergrowth. One afternoon I decided to step out back and snap a few pictures. I was… Continue reading When Ignorance Can Be Bliss, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Colors at the Beach, by Beverly Hicks Burch

There are certain rewards to climbing 114 stairs to the top of a lighthouse…the view being at the top of the list. To many of you those 114 steps may not seem to be a big deal, but for me it was a milestone and major accomplishment. For, you see I am disabled. I have… Continue reading Colors at the Beach, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Bird in a Bush, by Beverly Hicks Burch

It appears it’s been a fruitful spring around here this year. We had a nest of barn swallows in the corner of the front porch. It amazed me how fast they were grown and out of the nest and flying. Just two weeks ago they were tiny little “angry birds” complaining every time my flash… Continue reading Bird in a Bush, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Angry Birds, by Beverly Hicks Burch

A couple of weeks ago I walked out onto my nice big front porch, looked around and thought, “Good grief, who or what has turned my porch into a poop deck?!” There was bird poopy on handrails and in a certain corner of the floor. I happened to gaze upward and immediately got an answer… Continue reading Angry Birds, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Dappled Lane, by Beverly Hicks Burch

My parents live on the same little mountain top in Alabama that I do. As a matter of fact we all moved up here several years ago because it reminded us of our roots back in East Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains. You know that old saying “you can take the boy out of the… Continue reading Dappled Lane, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Backyard Trillium, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Spring ushered in very early this morning, so it’s official! Spring has sprung! Now, that doesn’t mean we can’t have anymore cold weather. Nineteen years ago, right before spring ushered in we had the infamous Blizzard of `93. Yes, it was an honest to goodness blizzard in the Deep South. I had 24” of snow… Continue reading Backyard Trillium, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Vulcan at Night, by Beverly Hicks Burch

The other evening we were out and about giving our out of town visitor a quick tour of the Magic City. We happened to stop for gas on the Southside of Birmingham. When we looked up there was Vulcan looking down on us as big as Dallas. As someone who grew up in Birmingham, Vulcan… Continue reading Vulcan at Night, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Harvest Time in Alabama, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Harvest time in Alabama can mean a lot of things. Yeah, we have to bring in the hay here, too. And, it looks like there’s some cotton still waiting for pickin’…   Save

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Cotton Bolls, by Beverly Hicks Burch

For years cotton was King in the South. You could probably go as far to say the South was built on cotton in the early days. It was grown just about every where in the South. A Sunday drive out in the country would reveal fields and fields of cotton as far as the eye… Continue reading Cotton Bolls, by Beverly Hicks Burch