Monday, June 17, 2013

Blackberry Winter

Last week we had a cold snap here in Connecticut.  Every year around this time, just when you think it should be summer once and for all, we get a very cool day or two.  And then I remember, of course it's cool, as my mother would say, it's Blackberry Winter.  This is actually a southern term referring to a cold snap when the blackberry bushes are in bloom.  In the south, this usually occurs in late May.  In Connecticut it is usually the first week in June.  Sure enough...when I looked around last week, the blackberries were indeed in bloom.  I found some great images of the deep purple black the reminds me of blackberries.

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