Category Archives: Clyde’s Columns

Study Ordered Of Boundary Waters, May Sink Pebble Mine

From The Hill (I apologize for the advertising, but this is an important story): https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/577662-biden-administration-orders-two-year-study-on-minnesota-metals-mine

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Mountain Weather, Migration

After the great fall weather we just had, it’s bounced back rainy. Shifting mists, about 65 on the deck in the afternoon. I call it “mountain weather.” More leaves are on the ground, and it’s beginning to look like fall … Continue reading

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Beautiful Fall Weather Into The Weekend, Copperhead Movement

After about a week of rain, we’re having some beautiful fall weather. It was 48 on the deck this morning, and it’s 56 at 1:00 PM. There’s a fairly brisk breeze blowing, resulting in a beautiful, crisp fall day. We’d … Continue reading

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Pandemic Changes Seem To Have Benefitted Wildlife

From the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/sep/22/birds-flocked-urban-areas-pandemic-study

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Turning The Corner Into Fall

We’ve clearly turned the corner into fall. You can almost hear the cosmic gears turning as the leaves start to fall and the squirrels start to feed on the hickory nuts. I can report that the young squirrels, at least, … Continue reading

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Blues & Barbecue Festival Is This Weekend

Our best event, the Blues & Barbecue Festival is scheduled for this weekend. The forecast doesn’t look great, but we’ve had a lot more rain forecast than has actually fallen lately, so it may turn out to be OK weather-wise. … Continue reading

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Weekend Forecast

Beautiful early fall day on the porch. We started at 65 degrees this morning, and it’s now 69 on the porch with a fairly strong breeze. Wonderful. Monday is the Labor Day Barbecue, but strictly drive through. See the previous … Continue reading

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Weekend Roundup – Labor Day Barbecue Now Drive Through

We got 2-1/2 inches in leftover rain from Ida. As I said in my last post, the brunt of the storm rolled north of us, so we didn’t get the high winds in Morganton. The morning temperatures have dropped about … Continue reading

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Wet

The vanguard of the storm blew through here about 6:30 PM last night. The wind was pretty strong, but it was one of those deals that hit the rim and rolled around us to the north. Counting the usual 5 … Continue reading

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Even More Concerning Article On Delta Varient

The mild case may be a myth. From the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/12/when-it-comes-to-breakthrough-cases-are-we-ignoring-long-covid-once-again

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