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I was up Rock Creek Road to the check station the other day, and some rhododendron is in bloom along the creek. I wasn’t able to tell whether it was coming or going, but I suspect that it is just … Continue reading
From The Hill’s Overnight Energy newsletter: https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/556755-white-house-requests-28-billion-in-great-american-outdoors-act?utm_source=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=39602
From the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/01/biden-suspends-oil-drilling-leases-alaska-arctic-refuge-trump-era
Ray Covington sent around an update on the heirloom apple project, which has gotten a lot of publicity. As you can see, there is also bad news for the local apple industry: Good morning everyone, I know I said I … Continue reading
Most of the laurel is in full bloom. I have not seen any rhodendron in bloom yet.
You might not have heard of the heirloom apple project at the Georgia Mountain Research Center in Blairsville. The current superintendent, Ray Covington, is a doer, not a wanker. https://www.onlineathens.com/story/news/2021/03/26/apples-their-eye-uga-helping-reclaim-forgotten-georgia-fruit/6927789002/
The dogwoods should hold through the weekend, maybe into next weekend. The wild card is the heavy rain forecast for Saturday. It’s no secret we’re in a drought, so I suppose some skepticism is in order. But … if we … Continue reading
So, as we old Georgia hands like to say, “No one is safe when the legislature is in session.” That’s a hoary old adage that was surely confirmed this session, as an unprecedented attack on voting rights took place, including … Continue reading
At least around our place. They should last this weekend and the next, unless we get a pounding rainstorm, which seems unlikely, given that we need rain and we just can’t seem to get any.