Category Archives: Beautiful Blue Ridge

Mountain Weather

We’re having the first real mountain weather of the season, temperature about 40, rain on and off, heavy at times, then drizzly. I must be the only one, but I love it. Sitting by the fire, favorite beverage in hand, … Continue reading

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Late Leaf Report, Local Election Results

There’s still some color in the woods at this late date. especially at sunset, when the sun is shining diagonally though the woods. The Fannin County election featured something unusual, Democrats running for all three open spots – one for … Continue reading

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Snow Report

It snowed enough last night that there may be some travel difficulties, especially in the subdivisions. If you are planning to come up for the weekend, it would be good to check with a neighbor on local conditions. As of … Continue reading

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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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