It Isn't That I Don't Have Anything...Maybe, I Have Too Much!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC NC# 218097

It is certain that I'm not the only agent ever to look at the calendar and bemoan the fact that it's been at least a week since I posted. (Wow, does that transport me back to being a Catholic kid going into the confessional and making up stuff to confess).  This time I'm not making it up, there's been people locally telling me that they're so glad I started blogging again that I really do feel bad about the temporary lapse.

 

It surely isn't because nothing is going on, there's plenty to talk about.  For example, at the elevation I live at 3400 ft, now is the time to get a number of things into the garden.  I have raised beds and for years I've been planting too early. Recently I attended the Mother Earth News Fair in Asheville, NC and sat in on Ira Wallace's seminar about raising garlic and onions.  She is an owner and founding member of Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. I bought her book Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast and am gaining some insight as to how to work in harmony with gardening in the mountains of Western North Carolina.  Our chilly weather persisted even later this year.  Last week we were still having overnight temperatures in the 40s!  Right now it is only 57 degrees.  So that has been one time sensitive road block to daily blogging.

 

The other happened late Saturday night.  We'd been out on the deck admiring the fireflies and some shimmering lightening in the sky.  We hadn't been back in the house for more than 10 minutes when the winds whipped up and the skies opened with a deluge of rain.  A minute later there was tremendous cracking, popping and thudding outside close to the house.  As soon as the rain let up, I went outside convinced that what I'd heard was the lid to the compost bin being ripped off.  Nope. It was fine.  What had fallen though were a few huge trees and what looked like a million limbs and branches.  It is hard to tell in this photo of wreckage but normally, there is nothing but lovely clear ground leading into the woods like in the second photo.  I'm feeling nothing but grateful that no living inhabitants nor their structures were hurt or damaged but I'm working my way back to pulling the order out of the chaos.  Well, that's my story and if nothing else...I have fresh blog fodder!

Micro burst destruction

 

Calm Before the Storm

 

 

 

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Good morning Mona. Does your "to do" list include clearing the fallen trees? Or will someone else get the job? Enjoy your day!

May 30, 2017 05:13 AM #1
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Mona Gersky ,

I'm glad you've been busy because I had noticed you hadn't blogged in a number of days. Like any habit it takes 21 days to be formed :). Sorry your trees fell..we've had crazy storms here too!

May 30, 2017 05:23 AM #2
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
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It looks like you have more than garden work to deal with. Have a great week!

May 30, 2017 05:33 AM #3
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Mna,  So love seeing you back in the rain, I would always look for you on Mondays to start with a song.

 

May 30, 2017 06:26 AM #4
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
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Good morning Mona. I am surprised to see you here now given the damage you experienced. Glad you are all OK.

May 30, 2017 07:30 AM #5
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Mona,

I enjoyed your post.  It has been a long time since I have seen fireflies.  You reminded me of when I was a kid trying to catch them in a jar.  Sorry to hear about the trees that came down with the storm.  Wishing you a great week.  A

May 30, 2017 08:08 AM #6
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Sharon Lee
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Mona-Looks like more yard work for you. While are temps are as cool as yours we actually are having a Spring this year instead of jumping from winter to Summer.

May 30, 2017 12:55 PM #7
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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You're fortunate to live in an area where there are fireflies.  I've not ever seen one.  I need to put that on my bucket list.

May 31, 2017 01:33 AM #8
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Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS
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We are getting rain in Mississippi every day, and I'm getting tired of it! Thankfully no trees have fallen nearby. How do you get your hostas to grow so beautifully? Is that a shaded area? Inquiring minds want to know.

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