Wildflower Trifecta – Dwarf Iris, Lady Slipper, White Trillium

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.

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Dogwood Report

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

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Dogwood Report & A Little Snow

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

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Shallowford Bridge Update

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

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Signs of Spring: More Sarvis Blooms

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

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Signs Of Spring: The First Tiger Swallowtail

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

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Spring: The Sarvis Blooms

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

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Signs Of Spring: Sarvis, Redbuds, and Fence Lizards

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

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Signs Of Spring

Red Maples are budding out like crazy. No Dwarf Iris yet. Sarvis may be starting, just. First fence lizard. Great day on the deck.

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Snow Report

I don’t think it rained, but we got about a half inch of dense, fine snow. When I got up this morning it was beautiful, but a strong northwest wind has come up and blown most of the snow off … Continue reading

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