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.