Colder weather is here, and we use more energy for lighting and heat. Even the car burns more gas when it has to start up at low temperatures. But it's also a time when we can realize energy savings. If you're still using the old-fashioned "Edison" incandescent bulbs, you're wasting electricity.
I have noticed a lot of spider webs hanging from everything imaginable.
In last month's column, I answered a question from a reader about a Northeast Georgia winery that recently passed away. In writing that response, I was reminded of the degree to which I have come to be a fan and supporter of Georgia wines.
When people start a sentence with "No offense," they usually know they're going to offend you. Sometimes they don't care, sometimes they do and are just saying what needs to be said.
Recent news articles proudly displayed measures taken in New York to prevent future damage from hurricanes and similar storms.
While most people like the warmer months, I love cooler weather.
The bad news: You have cancer.
Cole and I were the last ones inside the church, and I was doing a final walk-through to make sure everything was in order so we could leave. I did it every week. I practically had it down to a science.
In these times of terrorist attacks, the appearance of an "Urban Forest Strike Team" may raise concerns in some people's minds. But this particular task force has a purpose that's entirely in the interest of Georgia communities.
For Hall County, autumn is one of the greatest times of year.
It's not too early to start working on holiday care packages for friends and family members serving in the military.
Since Halloween is right around the corner, consider the following:
People in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota aren't unfamiliar with tornadoes. But during the night of Oct. 4, well outside severe weather season, a dozen strong tornadoes ripped across the Great Plains.
Everyone loves plant color in the winter when everything else in the landscape seems to have browned and gone into dormancy. Therefore, now is the time to plant pansies like the pros and get those spring-blooming bulbs in the ground for next year.
It broke my heart to see it. I'm sure it broke the mother's heart, too.
I do not like Peeps.
The March 22 mudslide in Oso, Wash., raises the question whether something like this could happen here. It's not likely, because we don't have the deep soil that led to the Western disaster.
The 2014 Georgia Gold Medal Plants have been selected and are rated as the No. 1 superior ornamental plant for residential landscape use in Georgia.
I'm a sucker for a good musical. I'll take any excuse to sing along loudly and off-key during a movie, honestly.
Summer will be here before you know it.
Theoretically, warm weather is coming. I used to feel better about this theory, but I'm still willing to give it a chance.
A couple of months ago, I went to a local home improvement store and bought a big bag of topsoil.
Late spring and early summer are some of the best times to visit Europe, especially the Upper Rhine Valley.
When it comes to common questions asked at the office, the one I have most often is about lawns and when to fertilize them.
For me, Easter is a time of reflection.
Last week marked four months since I quit smoking.
Marijuana has been legalized in several states.
"Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right" is the theme for National Nutrition Month, which is a campaign created annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses on the importance of making informed food choices while developing sound eating and physical activity habits. This year's message is combining taste and nutrition to create healthy meals following dietary guidelines.
The magnitude 5.1 earthquake that occurred around midnight on March 29 east of Los Angeles was a reminder of the unstable geologic conditions in Western states. Its epicenter was in a densely populated residential area of La Habra, Calif., just a quarter-mile from Sonora High School.
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