Storm Report

At least where we are, about a mile southeast of Mineral Bluff, there doesn’t seem to be any damage. I don’t see any down trees, at least on our property. I slept through most of the storm, but from what … Continue reading

Posted in Clyde's Weekly Column, News | Leave a comment

Georgia Wild Newsletter on Caterpillars

There’s a good article in the current Georgia Wild newsletter on the role of caterpillars in the food chain, where they are of great importance to birds. It summarizes some of the recent research by Douglas Tallamy on the importance … Continue reading

Posted in Clyde's Weekly Column, Environmental News | Leave a comment

Fall Weather, Real Estate Outlook, Labor Day Barbecue is Today

It’s been cooler in the mornings, starting about 55 on the porch. Some leaves have started to fall, and as I look over toward Dividing Ridge, some of the oaks have started to turn. In other words, it’s beginning to … Continue reading

Posted in Clyde's Columns | Leave a comment

So It’s the Labor Day Weekend …

It’s a little bittersweet because the summer seemed to fly by, as it always does. The fall is my favorite season, but in the words of the old man who used to run the quarry swimming hole in Markle always … Continue reading

Posted in Clyde's Weekly Column, Things to do | Leave a comment

Eclipse Photo Courtesy Doug Faber

Posted in Clyde's Columns | Leave a comment

Eclipse Madness, Safety Viewing

So the eclipse is coming, August 21 in the afternoon. As we are in the band of totality, we’re expecting a lot of traffic, and cabin rentals are said to be off the charts for this time of year. The … Continue reading

Posted in Clyde's Weekly Column, Environmental News, Things to do | Leave a comment

Cooler Weather, Eclipse Doings

We’re having a bit of an unseasonably cool spell, with morning temperatures around 60, and some breezy cool afternoons. It’s been a little drier, too, which is also welcome. The eclipse on the 21st is being celebrated in McCaysville. 2017 … Continue reading

Posted in Clyde's Weekly Column, Environmental News, Things to do | Leave a comment

Just Emerged Luna Moth

 

Posted in Clyde's Columns, Environmental News, Wildlife | Leave a comment

The Big Buzz – Is McCaysville the Next Gatlinburg?

The hot topic of conversation these days is McCaysville, Georgia. There’s a gentleman by the name of Michael¬†Galinski who is buying up McCaysville. His outfit is called McCaysville Properties, and he’s said to own a lot of commercial property somewhere … Continue reading

Posted in Clyde's Weekly Column, Real Estate News | Leave a comment

Rain Beats the Heat, Racetrack Operational, McCaysville Bypass, Losing the Baptising Hole

We had a beautiful, rumbly thunderstorm yesterday evening, the best we’ve had for a long time. It left us with about 5/8″ in the rain gauge, and it was timely, as it has been dry and hot for a few … Continue reading

Posted in Clyde's Weekly Column, Environmental News, Real Estate News | Leave a comment