Brrrrr…it’s chilly in central Kentucky today! Old-timers would probably say this is “blackberry winter,” because it’s cold and the blackberries are in bloom.
Around here, any cold snap that coincides with a bloom time has a “winter” named after it.
I think redbud winter got lost in March, and if we had a dogwood winter, it wasn’t much.
But today has been cool and overcast--blackberries are blooming—a good day for sleeping late and sliding into the church pew after the congregational singing had already commenced, a good day for eating a bowl of chili for lunch, taking a brisk walk in the brisk wind, and enjoying a cup of hot cocoa afterwards.
I don’t mind days like this every now and then, especially when our daughter calls and says the baby is having his best post-op day yet! She got to hold him (first time since surgery), and he’s been able to tolerate a significant morphine wean. He’s been tolerating tiny feeds well, too.
Yay! Finally some good news—news that can warm any kind of “winter” day.