Many people like a quick winter break in Florida's warm weather. Others want something more bracing. The hardiest people take a winter tour through Siberia.
If you were dreaming of a warm Christmas this season instead of a white one, you got your wish. The week surrounding Dec. 25 was one of the warmest on record in North Georgia.
Plans made over the holidays often involve finding a new home. Real estate agents are surprised when I bring a compass along while house hunting.
Today is the last day of fall. In many households, this means there is also a last batch of tree leaves and pine straw to remove from grass and various other areas.
Oso, Wash., is a quiet farm community of about 180 people, located 60 miles northeast of Seattle. Pretty green valleys alternate with mountain slopes that are covered with pine, fir and cedar trees.
Early-morning frost is here. If you haven't done anything yet to protect your outdoor plumbing, it's probably time to do so.
In this age of supermarkets, many young people don't see the connection between topsoil and food.
Fall colors are still plentiful.
As the dark hours of the day keep growing, the car battery becomes increasingly important, because it needs to start a cold engine in the morning.
The term "global warming" is slowly fading as it becomes clearer that "climatic change" is more accurate.
As Christmas season draws closer, meteorologists announce that El Niño, the other "Christmas boy," is strengthening in the Pacific.
"Do they use river water or groundwater for irrigation?" a student in my continuous education class asked last week.
Members of Brenau University's garden club were receiving instruction from Master Gardener intern Andrew Linker last week.
The past two weeks brought some truly unprecedented rain events to the Southeast.
From now on, it often gets chilly enough to require some heat in the house.
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"When thunder roars, go indoors" is a good rule for protection from lightning. But there isn't always an audible warning.
When bees are mentioned, painful bee stings may come to mind. But the culprits in most cases are wasps, especially the ground-dwelling yellow jackets.
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