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We’ve had a bit of rain, and yesterday we found the first of the spring ephemerals, the Dwarf Iris, Lady Slipper, and Trillium, which was not fully in bloom.
Most of the dogwoods seem to be in bloom, although it depends on the location. I expect this weekend and the next to be the best. The sarvis is now completely gone in most places. I haven’t seen any azalea … Continue reading
It was about a degree over the freeze at 7:00 AM, and I don’t think it frosted in the valley below us. Some of the dogwoods are in flower, but I expect the peak is at least a week away. … Continue reading
According to the newspaper of record, the Fannin County Commission has voted to allocate funds for repairs to the Shallowford Bridge. The crew working on the Noontootla Creek Bridge is to move to the Shallowford Bridge immediately after finishing work … Continue reading
Our oldest sarvis bloomed first this spring. It doesn’t always, but this year it did. Yesterday, one of our younger sarvis bloomed, and I’ve seen quite a few blooming around the county. They seem to be declining in numbers, probably … Continue reading
Yesterday, I saw the first Tiger Swallowtail float by the porch. They have become the dominant butterfly here in terms of numbers. This is the first large butterfly I’ve seen this spring. In fact, the only other butterfly I’ve seen … Continue reading
Our oldest sarvis is in bloom. The younger ones are starting to show, but haven’t come yet. It’s all about soil temperature, and in some regions, it’s taken as a sign that it’s time to plant. Here, there’s often a … Continue reading
The red maples have been budding out strongly for at least the past week, and I believe the sarvis (Juneberry) is beginning to come. The redbuds have been showing some color for a little over a week, but they aren’t … Continue reading
Red Maples are budding out like crazy. No Dwarf Iris yet. Sarvis may be starting, just. First fence lizard. Great day on the deck.