Category Archives: Clyde’s Columns

Signs of Spring, Nice Weekend Ahead, Huge Conservation Win

We had a little thunderstorm pass through around 9:00 AM, and the rest of the weekend looks very fine, if the forecast holds. Our redbuds are starting to bud, and the sarvis is showing some white tips. We’ve also seen … Continue reading

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A Call From the Chairman on the Shallowford Bridge

We had a very cold snap earlier this week, with morning temperatures as low as 18. Today, we’re back to more seasonal temperatures and rain. I think I’m speaking for just about everyone in saying that we’re tired of the … Continue reading

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Bouncy Weather, Chasing Wild Geese

The predominant mood has been spring rain – drizzle, fog, shifting mists – the kind of thing I call “mountain weather.” I happen to love it, but there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. This … Continue reading

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Signs of Spring, Shallowford Bridge

After a very warm spell – it was 73 on the deck yesterday – we’re back to more seasonal temperatures. It felt a lot like spring, and there are small, clover-like white flowers coming up in the driveway. They’re probably … Continue reading

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First Sign of Spring

After the very cold weather last week, we started out at 40 this morning. Yesterday’s high was 67, at least at the weather station at Mercier Orchards. Here at home, it was probably closer to 62. The drizzly weather this … Continue reading

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Snowing Now

It’s snowing pretty enthusiastically where we are, about two miles southeast of Mineral Bluff. We usually get less precipitation than other areas of the county, so it may be different elsewhere. Indications are that it won’t be as bad as … Continue reading

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Winter Bites Back With a Dusting of Snow

We had a scant dusting of snow last night, and there’s a killer wind chill. There may be more snow elsewhere, but where we are – a mile or so southeast of Mineral Bluff – it doesn’t look like there … Continue reading

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Spring is Coming Soon, Record Rainfall?

It’s felt a lot like spring, not that winter won’t come back and bite us. But still … it’s felt like spring. The weather has been three nice days followed by about a week of rain – usually drizzly with … 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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Fall Arts in the Park is this Weekend

It’s a beautiful, crisp fall day for the first day of Fall Arts in the Park, which continues tomorrow. It was about 49 on the porch this morning, and there is a little cloud cover and a fair amount of … Continue reading

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