The View From Wetumpka Hill

About Linda Mercer and Wetumpka Hill

Wetumpka Hill is my home, a cabin in the WV mountains on a hill (naturally) that literally runs with water in the springtime or any other time of flooding. Wetumpka means “Falling Waters”, hence “Falling Waters” Hill.  I retired from the federal government as an operations analyst for the Naval Surface Warfare Center a few more years ago than I care to count and now volunteer for several nature-related organizations and the great rescue organization where I got Precious.  That’s in case you’re interested.

I just realized how long ago it was since I updated my front page.  For those of you who read the original, Mr. Feathers, my ancient parakeet succumbed to stress after breaking a toe. At thirteen I think he had a pretty long life. I wasn’t ready to let go of my springer spaniel, Precious, but a sneaky kidney infection and nearly 15 years of life thwarted all our efforts until I had to let her go last November 1. Now, in the spring of 2017, I think I’m about ready to return to volunteering for the wonderful rescue organization that sent her to me but not quite ready to adopt again. Hopefully, that won’t be too much longer as this ol’ gal needs a four-footed fur baby shedding around the house.  And I’ve been a WV Master Naturalist since 2011. Guess it’s also time to take a look at editing some of my previous pages and think about adding another rant or two.  I’ve been trying to add some milkweed types to my yard to encourage the monarchs and other pollinators so I may be blogging a time or two on that progress, assuming there is any. I really need a better design plan. Actually, that brings to mind a subject for another opinion piece, aka a rant. Can’t help it. At my age I’m supposed to be entitled but I will anyway, entitled or not.

Walk with Knowledge and Wisdom, Keep a Kind and Caring Heart.


My “Precious” English Springer



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  7. 9

    Linda a great dog. I am happy that you are still a “green lady”!

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    Debra McClung Says:

    I so enjoyed reading thus. I am a native West Virginia ( Greenbrier County) gal and a graduate of Sullins! I moved to SC five years ago but the love of nature in and around those hills is the marrow of my bones and Sullins continues to embellish my life, like finding you! So happy to find a new Suzie Sister West Virginian! Hope you find your new angel soon.
    Debra Boggs ( Boggsy 74’) McClung-Bowles

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      Thanks Debra. As it turns out, I graduated from high school in Lewisburg, the old (and now defunct) Greenbriar Prep the year before, then off to Sullins. Love being able to be in contact with my old Suzie Sisters. (65′)

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    NANA Says:


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