Category Archives: Things to do

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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Flame Azaleas, Polk County Ramp Tramp Tomorrow, Trout Festival Next Saturday

The flame azaleas – the indigenous native species – are still in beautiful bloom. The Polk County Ramp Tramp Festival is tomorrow, starting at 10:00. We usually hit the Delano market first, then head over for the festival. It’s usually … Continue reading

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Colder Weather, St. Patrick’s Day in Blue Ridge, ZZ Top at Georgia Mountain Fair

The weather has bounced back cold – it’s 30 on the porch – and there’s been a chilly wind. Wednesday, we had a fairly strong thunderstorm that left us with a welcome 1-3/4″ of rain. The rainfall totals for the … Continue reading

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Fire & Ice Festival Today, Drought Report and Forecast

The weather may still bounce back cold, but there’s a feeling of spring in the air. We’ve had a little rain – about 3/4″ at our place – and there’s more rain in the forecast. Unfortunately, there’s some in the … Continue reading

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Dusting of Snow, Fire & Ice Festival Coming Febuary 18

The temperature went from about 60 yesterday afternoon to about 30 this morning, and there’s a chilly wind. We even had a light dusting of snow when the front came through. The Fire & Ice Festival is February 18th in … Continue reading

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Sandhill Crane Festival Friday & Saturday, Local Birding Opportunity

The Sandhill Crane Festival is this Friday and Saturday, the 14th and 15th in Birchwood, TN, near Dayton, TN. Here’s the link to the website: https://www.tn.gov/twra/article/sandhill-crane-festival It’s a bit of a haul over there, but it’s worth it for the … Continue reading

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New Year’s Greetings

Best wishes for a happy and prosperous new year to all my readers. Christmas was rather warm, as it was last year, but it bounced back cold quickly, and we’ve had a few days of rainy weather. There’s a chance … Continue reading

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Cooler Weather, Horrible Bridge Project in Suches Needs Immediate Comment, Blues & Barbecue Festival, Barry Waldrep at Gibbs Gardens

Yesterday, it was finally a little cooler, starting off around 66 and ending a little over 70, at least on our porch. I’ll bet I’m not the only one who is hoping it’s a trend. The Georgia DOT is planning … Continue reading

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A Little More Rain, Green Bean Festival, Jazz Concert

For those of you who may be wondering what’s happening to your plantings while you’re away, I can report that we’ve had a little more rain this past week. At our place, we had 3/8″ on Saturday and 1/4″ on … Continue reading

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More Needed Rain, Jack’s River Hike, Conasauga Snorkeling Hole

We had about 5/8 inch rain on Friday, which mostly came in a heavy downpour. Last night, we had another 3/8 inch. So we’re a little better off than we have been lately. By the way, there’s a weather station … Continue reading

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