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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
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/
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
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
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
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
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
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
I completely forgot to mention that we saw the first Mourning Cloak Thursday (3/29) and the first Tiger Swallowtail today (3/31/18). About four other butterflies that I couldn’t catch up with to identify.
I’ve seen the first sarvis in bloom on the south side of Pittman Mountain, about 1,800 feet. It’s going to have to hurry if it’s going to help the old gals decorate the altar for Easter. People always ask me … Continue reading