Monthly Archives: February 2018

Report on Spring

We’ve had a steady drizzle all day, temps in the 40s entirely. Shifting mists, classic mountain weather. Our redbuds are starting to bud, along with the red maples. The beech and white oak are still holding their leaves. The oaks … Continue reading

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Coffee on the Porch Today

I’m sure it will bounce back cold, as it always does, but its felt a lot like spring this week. It was about 60 this morning and we had coffee on the porch for the first time this year. Yesterday … Continue reading

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First Sign of Spring – the Tree Frogs

With the mild evenings and rain, I’ve been thinking it’s about time for the tree frogs, and we heard them for the first time last night. That’s the first real sign of spring in my book. Looking back, the corresponding … Continue reading

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More Odd Turkey Behavior, Fire & Ice Festival, McCaysville Water Issues

We’re having a warm, rainy weekend. It’s been very beautiful, with shifting mists and fog on the ridges. Most of the rain has been a gentle spring rain, with occasional periods of heavy rain. The grass in the meadows looks … Continue reading

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Winter Not Letting Go, More Ecological Reading, Downtown Parking

Winter is definitely not letting go quite yet, even though it has been a long and cold one by our standards. It was 28 this morning, and spitting a little grapply sleet as I left for the office. On the … Continue reading

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It’s the First Day of Spring, According to the Birds

Longtime readers know I like to cover the signs of spring. The birds were unusually active today, after last night’s cold rain. It’s about 40 on the porch at 3:00 but the birds have been active all day. I’ve maybe … Continue reading

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Rain, But Not Freezing Rain

It started to rain early this morning, but the temperature where we are stayed a little above the freeze, and there hasn’t been any freezing rain, which is a bit of a relief.

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No Snow, But Very Cold

We only got a trace of snow at our place, but the wind is blowing and it’s very cold, about 20 on the porch. They are still saying 80% rain or freezing rain Saturday night.

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