Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Blackberry Winter

It has been lovely warm weather and now it is cold again and frost is predicted.  I heard it referred to as "Blackberry Winter" this morning.
I looked it up to see if it is the opposite of Indian Summer.  It is.  Indian Summer is a short return to summer-like weather in autumn.  Blackberry Winter is a cold snap during spring.  It has different names, (like dogwood winter) but basically was a way for farmers to know when to plant their crops...after blackberry winter.

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