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Storms a mid-summer blessing

Thunder, lightning, showers: a mid-summer blessing Thunder, lightning, heavy showers all during the summer show the sources from which God sends us his blessings to…

Master Gardeners holding photo contest

The NC State Extension Master Gardener volunteers of Surry County are sponsoring a Photo contest now through Sept. 30, featuring photos of ornamental plants, edible…

Master Gardeners holding photo contest

The NC State Extension Master Gardener volunteers of Surry County are sponsoring a Photo contest now through Sept. 30, featuring photos of ornamental plants, edible…

Days heat up, grow shorter

Four o’clocks now in full bloom The four o’clocks have been abundant with bright green foliage for the past month. Now they are adorned with…

Fireflies mark warming spring nights

Fireflies zooming across the deck and porch There are many fireflies as we come to the end of May. They are flying lower than usual…

A plant for all seasons

The colorful and beautiful Columbine During the cold winter days, the perennial Columbine certainly looks like it is dead, but when March arrives it produces…

Waiting for the big winter snow

Waiting for a hefty white snow. We are ready and excited about the prospect of seeing a “snowman” type of snowfall as we move deeper…

Not too late to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Today, we celebrate Saint Valentine’s Day. Even though today is the day of Valentine, it is not too late to pick out a special Valentine…

Halfway through winter

Reaching the halfway point of winter. On Candlemas, which occurred Tuesday, February 2, we reached winter’s halfway point. On this day in February, the Amish…