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Redbud Winter In Kentucky

Redbud Winter In Kentucky

A long time ago (in the late 60's) my Grandmother Elizabeth(Mamaw) was visiting our farm at White Hall in Richmond, Kentucky. What a beautiful place that was!

A stately old 2 story home with 2 staircases inside sitting in between numerous maple trees. It later blew away in the tornado of 1974.

We had  two barns for horses on 33 acres also. We had just moved in, but Dad wanted to plant our garden so we would have veggies all summer.

He consulted with the Farmer's Almanac to be sure when to plant. The timing had to be just right.

Redbud Winter in KentuckyThat was when I first heard of the "other seasons" we have here in Kentucky.

As we were sitting on the back porch one night sipping sweet tea, Mamaw said we had 4 extra winters before summer would be here.

I'm not quite sure of the order but I think they are: Redbud Winter, Dogwood Winter, Locust Winter and Blackberry Winter.

Somehow winter shows up each time as each one blooms and hopefully it doesn't get cold enough to freeze.

If we are lucky and the spring weather will be perfect hopefully, all the new buds on the trees will not freeze and die!!!

It seems like everything is blooming all at once this year in my yard. There is a layer of yellow pollen on every surface.

The robins are spending time building another nest in my front door wreath. I've been told that it is a sign of good luck and prosperity so I am letting them get away with it for now.'s nice for spring to be here!


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Comment balloon 7 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • April 08 2010 05:04PM


We have gotten to enjoy our blooming trees without a freeze ruining them.  Oh, and the pollen!  This week it's been everywhere, but we had some rain this morning to wash it away.

Posted by Ann Allen Hoover, CDPE SRES ASP e-PRO Realtor - Homes for Sale - AL (RE/MAX Advantage South) over 9 years ago

Everything is blooming here too ,,, it's different because so many things are blooming late.

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 9 years ago

Lizette--Your Mamaw sounds like she was a really cool lady....My Gram was always sharing fun words of wisdom. They are not easily forgotten. Mamaw's advice will live on forever now. Happy Spring! :)

Posted by Teri Eckholm, REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro (Boardman Realty) over 9 years ago


That is great colors on the blossoms. Very pretty.

Posted by Steven L. Smith, Bellingham WA Home Inspector (King of the House Home Inspection, Inc.) over 9 years ago

Delightful read Lizette and beautiful picture.  Thanks for sharing this little slice of 'fresh air' with your friends on Fraiche Aire. :)

Posted by Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home! (Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Several great sunny days coming up....   after yesterday's rain maybe the pollen will slow down!   It is highest ever here in East Tennessee,  according to the weather guys.    I welcome spring,  but this pollen stuff is not fun.    

Posted by Connie King over 9 years ago

Hi, Lizette. Sure looks like spring has come to the south! I had to laugh last week....I was with two girlfriends and we swung in to the recycling center to drop off two small bags of trash and then went on to the library here in Jamestown, Tennessee. There is a row of beautiful Bradford pear trees in front of the building and they were in full bloom, with CLOUDS of white blossoms. However.....there was a TERRIBLE was a stench! "What," we asked," is making that awful STINK??"

Yep. It was the beautiful Bradford pears! We wished we'd just kept the bags of garbage! LOL.

Posted by Leslie Helm, Real Estate For Trail Riders (Tennessee Recreational Properties) over 9 years ago

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