Category Archives: Clyde’s Weekly Column

Storm Report

At least where we are, about a mile southeast of Mineral Bluff, there doesn’t seem to be any damage. I don’t see any down trees, at least on our property. I slept through most of the storm, but from what … Continue reading

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Georgia Wild Newsletter on Caterpillars

There’s a good article in the current Georgia Wild newsletter on the role of caterpillars in the food chain, where they are of great importance to birds. It summarizes some of the recent research by Douglas Tallamy on the importance … Continue reading

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So It’s the Labor Day Weekend …

It’s a little bittersweet because the summer seemed to fly by, as it always does. The fall is my favorite season, but in the words of the old man who used to run the quarry swimming hole in Markle always … Continue reading

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Eclipse Madness, Safety Viewing

So the eclipse is coming, August 21 in the afternoon. As we are in the band of totality, we’re expecting a lot of traffic, and cabin rentals are said to be off the charts for this time of year. The … Continue reading

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Cooler Weather, Eclipse Doings

We’re having a bit of an unseasonably cool spell, with morning temperatures around 60, and some breezy cool afternoons. It’s been a little drier, too, which is also welcome. The eclipse on the 21st is being celebrated in McCaysville. 2017 … Continue reading

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The Big Buzz – Is McCaysville the Next Gatlinburg?

The hot topic of conversation these days is McCaysville, Georgia. There’s a gentleman by the name of Michael¬†Galinski who is buying up McCaysville. His outfit is called McCaysville Properties, and he’s said to own a lot of commercial property somewhere … Continue reading

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Rain Beats the Heat, Racetrack Operational, McCaysville Bypass, Losing the Baptising Hole

We had a beautiful, rumbly thunderstorm yesterday evening, the best we’ve had for a long time. It left us with about 5/8″ in the rain gauge, and it was timely, as it has been dry and hot for a few … Continue reading

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Rain, Master Naturalist Course Coming, Arts in the Park, Friends of the Library Book Sale

We’ve had well over two inches of rain at our place in the past week. It’s welcome, as things were beginning to be a bit dry after a wet start to the spring. The foliage looks denser and happier than … Continue reading

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Laurel is Blooming, Still Cool Today

It was about 40 on the deck this morning. The laurel has been blooming here for a couple of days, beautiful weather. But with a chilly wind behind it. I said the wind must have been blowing at least 30 … 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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