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.
That 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.
Ahhh...it's nice for spring to be here!
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