Monthly Archives: March 2022

Signs of Spring: More Sarvis Blooms

Our oldest sarvis bloomed first this spring. It doesn’t always, but this year it did. Yesterday, one of our younger sarvis bloomed, and I’ve seen quite a few blooming around the county. They seem to be declining in numbers, probably … Continue reading

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Signs Of Spring: The First Tiger Swallowtail

Yesterday, I saw the first Tiger Swallowtail float by the porch. They have become the dominant butterfly here in terms of numbers. This is the first large butterfly I’ve seen this spring. In fact, the only other butterfly I’ve seen … Continue reading

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Spring: The Sarvis Blooms

Our oldest sarvis is in bloom. The younger ones are starting to show, but haven’t come yet. It’s all about soil temperature, and in some regions, it’s taken as a sign that it’s time to plant. Here, there’s often a … Continue reading

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Signs Of Spring: Sarvis, Redbuds, and Fence Lizards

The red maples have been budding out strongly for at least the past week, and I believe the sarvis (Juneberry) is beginning to come. The redbuds have been showing some color for a little over a week, but they aren’t … Continue reading

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Signs Of Spring

Red Maples are budding out like crazy. No Dwarf Iris yet. Sarvis may be starting, just. First fence lizard. Great day on the deck.

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Snow Report

I don’t think it rained, but we got about a half inch of dense, fine snow. When I got up this morning it was beautiful, but a strong northwest wind has come up and blown most of the snow off … Continue reading

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Snow Forecast For Saturday Morning

The weather service expects rain to turn to snow late tonight. The forecast accumulation is a half inch, with 1-2 inches possible in far north Georgia. They are calling for an overnight low of 25 and a high of 29 … Continue reading

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Town In Maine Still Has Elms

This is a story about at town in Maine that still has a number of old elm trees. You may be able to access it if you haven’t read the Washington Post online lately. It’s quite fascinating. In part, it’s … Continue reading

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Online Newspaper For Rural Issues – The Daily Yonder

Here’s another interesting website, The Daily Yonder. Their mission in to report on rural America. There are some interesting stories on their website. They also have a daily newsletter, if you want to give it a try. Their mission statement … Continue reading

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The Latest On Spaceport Camden / An Online Newspaper Reporting On The Georgia Coast

If you haven’t followed this story, the Camden County Commission wants to purchase an abandoned coastal industrial site for use as a commercial spaceport. (Camden County is on the Georgia coast, just south of Brunswick and Jekyll Island. The largest … Continue reading

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