Rhododendron In Bloom

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

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Great American Outdoors Act Spending

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

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Biden Suspends Oil Leases

From the Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jun/01/biden-suspends-oil-drilling-leases-alaska-arctic-refuge-trump-era

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Follow Up To Heirloom Apple Project AT GMREC

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

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Laurel Is In Bloom

Most of the laurel is in full bloom. I have not seen any rhodendron in bloom yet.

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Heirloom Apple Project At GMREC

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/

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You Might Catch Some Lyrid Meteors Tonight And This Weekend

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/04/21/rocket-lyrid-meteor-iss/

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Dogwood Report

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

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Legislative Wrap Up From The Georgia Conservancy

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

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So Most of the Dogwoods Are In Full Bloom

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.

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