Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Blackberry Winter

We're having another of our "little winters" that visit east Tennessee every spring. Blackberry winter comes in May when the blackberries are in bloom, and is always especially painful because we've already had temperatures in the 80s and have turned on the air conditioning. It hurts to have to turn on the heat. But the weather gives us no choice.
With outdoor temperatures in the 40s (F) and humidity near 80%, we even enjoyed a fire in the fireplace today. But come July, all will have been forgiven and forgotten, as we enjoy cobblers and have fresh blackberries on our morning cereal. And grand babies get to discover the thrill of eating fresh blackberries they pick themselves.

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