Category Archives: Beautiful Blue Ridge

Chilly, Some Good Rain, High Winds, Hemlock Training, Lake Cleanup, Taste the Tri-Cities

It’s about 48 on the porch this morning, and we’ve had about 3/4 of an inch of rain overnight. There was already a half inch in the gauge from the day before. We also had some very high winds yesterday … Continue reading

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Rain Report, Flame Azaleas Are Blooming

We’ve had about a half an inch of rain so far, and it continues to drizzle and rain off and on. It’s very welcome, as it was getting a bit too dry, which raises unhappy memories of last year. It … Continue reading

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More Mountain Weather, Real Estate News

We’ve had a few days of rain, at times fairly heavy. Mornings have been foggy and cold, with a porch reading of about 25 this morning. We’ve got about 3/4″ in the rain gauge this morning, frozen solid. (I forgot … Continue reading

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Mountain Weather, Fire Restrictions Lifted

We had a few beautiful crisp fall days, followed by a few days of what I like to call “mountain weather.” That’s blowing fog and mist, with an off and on rain that alternately obscures and reveals the higher ridges. … Continue reading

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Deer Season and Cautions for Hikers, National Forest Burn Ban

Well, firearms season for deer opened statewide last Saturday. It’s a beautiful time to be in the woods, but I wouldn’t be out there without a blaze orange cap – you can get one at almost any gas station – … Continue reading

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Leaves Peaking Now

Smart people don’t commit themselves, but I’ll go out on a limb and say I think the leaves peaked today. We’ve bounced back warm, but for some reason there’s actually more color than I expected, given the drought. This weekend … Continue reading

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Leaf Report, Hwy 5 Meeting Update, Sports Car Routes, Eagle on Nottely, Hiking the Cherokee Guide

Temperatures were a bit milder this morning, about 55. Looking across the valleys, there’s some color out there, but I’ve seen more in other areas of the county. There’s probably more up in Tennessee, but chances are, it won’t be … Continue reading

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Much Cooler, Public Meeting on McCaysville Bypass

Yesterday morning we had about 48 on the porch and today it’s more like 50. We got home yesterday after the sun was down, and it was actually too cool to want to sit on the porch, which is unusual … Continue reading

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Rain, Feeling More Like Fall

We had about 3/4 inch of rain last night. It came in with a strong wind, which produced a hail of acorns on the porch roof. It tapered off to a gentle rain, so I think it did some good. … Continue reading

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Rain, Fall in the Air, New Garbage Contract

We had about 4/10″ rain yesterday, in a slow steady way. Other areas of the county probably got more. Given that we’re now officially in a Level I drought, it was very welcome. There’s a bit of a feeling of … Continue reading

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