Category Archives: Things to do

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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Rain Again, Hike, Music Offerings at Georgia Mountain Fair, More Local Follies

We’ve had about 1-1/8″ rain over the past several days at our place. Some parts of the county probably got more, as we are in a fairly dry place, about two miles southeast of Mineral Bluff. But part of the … Continue reading

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