Monthly Archives: March 2018

First Mourning Cloak, Tiger Swallowtail

I completely forgot to mention that we saw the first Mourning Cloak Thursday (3/29) and the first Tiger Swallowtail today (3/31/18). About four other butterflies that I couldn’t catch up with to identify.

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A Note on the Progress of Spring: Sarvis Coming, Pine Pollen Too; Turkey Season is In

I’ve seen the first sarvis in bloom on the south side of Pittman Mountain, about 1,800 feet. It’s going to have to hurry if it’s going to help the old gals decorate the altar for Easter. People always ask me … Continue reading

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Snow Report

It’s snowing pretty enthusiastically at our location, about two miles southeast of Mineral Bluff. I believe it started just before 7 AM. It’s a light grapply snow. As of 8:30, it isn’t sticking much on the ground, although the temperature … Continue reading

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Bouncy Weather, Downtown Development

We had a strong thunderstorm last night that dropped several inches of rain. I don’t have my rain gauge out yet, but I’ll bet we had over two inches. The grass is starting to grow in the driveways, and everything … Continue reading

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Dems Make Fannin Election History, Business As Usual At the Courthouse

We’re having one of those beautiful foggy, misty mornings with the temps around 50 on the porch. The redbuds have started to come, which adds a touch of color to the dominant green on gray. The Fannin County Democratic party … Continue reading

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Colder, But Beautiful; Blue Ridge Station Under Development; Waterfall Driving Tour

It’s bounced back cold. We had about 30 on the porch this morning. It didn’t seem as cold as yesterday, because yesterday we had a very strong wind, which dried things out considerably, at least up on top. The full … Continue reading

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