Category Archives: Clyde’s Weekly Column

Good Overview of Georgia Trout Fishing, Trout Fest April 28

The current issue of Georgia Outdoor News has a good overview of trout fishing in Georgia, with due attention to mountain streams and lakes. The author, Bob Borgwat, knows what he’s talking about. This is the April issue, which you … Continue reading

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Sarvis & Dogwood Report

I’d say that the sarvis is fully in bloom, countywide. It seems to have been a good year for them, especially for the bigger trees. I’d still have to say that there are a lot fewer of them than there … 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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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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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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Mountain Weather, Good Book on Appalachian Ecology

Over the weekend, we had some classic drizzly mountain weather, with the mists blowing and shifting around the hills. Now we’re back to freezing cold – about 22 on the deck this morning, with a stiff wind chill. It acts … Continue reading

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