Category Archives: Clyde’s Columns

Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival is Today

Apologies to my readers for the lack of a heads upĀ  on the Buckner Brothers Band last night. It just snuck up on me. The festival is today. If the lobster truck is there, please wait until I’ve had mine … Continue reading

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News from Blue Ridge

Here is a summary of a meeting held with Blue Ridge officials at Coldwell Banker High Country. Our guests were Mr. Jeff Stewart, who took Roy Parson’s place as head of Zoning, Land Development and Project Management, and Kelsey Ledford, … Continue reading

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Beautiful Weather After Rains

We’re having some beautiful weather this week after the rains. Morning temps have been in the high fifties with afternoons in the middle seventies, with a nice breeze. We’ve had a solid five inches over the past three weeks, and … Continue reading

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Arts in the Park this Weekend

The 43rd Annual Arts in the Park is this weekend in the downtown Blue Ridge park. Here’s a link to the description on the Chamber of Commerce site: https://www.blueridgemountains.com/events/43rd-annual-spring-arts-in-the-park/

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Dogwoods, Flame Azaleas, Rhododendron

We’ve had some beautiful warm weather this week. It was 80 on the porch this afternoon with a light breeze. There are still some dogwoods in full bloom, but more are probably fading. The flame azalea is nearly all in … Continue reading

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Trout Festival is Today

The Trout Festival is today, in the downtown Blue Ridge city park. It’s not just for people who fish, as there are lots of interesting vendors, and also some conservation information. The Save Georgia’s Hemlocks people will have an informational … Continue reading

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New License Regulations Affect Birders & Hikers, Too

I reported previously that new Georgia license regulations may affect hikers and birders as well as hunters and fisherfolk. For a list of properties that require a license to enter: http://georgiawildlife.com/LandAccess Note that this list is not alphabetical. It appears … Continue reading

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Dogwoods, Crab Apples, Flame Azalea & Trout Festival

We’ve had at least an inch and a half of rain over the past few days, and the trees are leafing out very enthusiastically. Most of the dogwoods are in full bloom. I imagine that this weekend will be the … Continue reading

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Dogwood Report

We’ve been having a little bit of what the locals call “dogwood winter,” on and off. We have a freeze warning tonight, and we had one a few days ago. In between, it’s been very mild, although there has been … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring: First Mourning Cloak

I forgot to mention that I saw the first Mourning Cloak Thursday afternoon (3/29). I saw the first Tiger Swallowtails yesterday (3/31). It strikes me that there’s usually a longer interval between the two, the Mourning Cloaks being early to … Continue reading

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