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What winter is this??

By Mike Watson

Yes, I saw the snow flakes earlier today, too! Yes, we can have snow in April, and even in May! This is Kentucky, so anything can come at any time of year. Don't get me started on that!

Growing up we were always informed of what 'winter' was in progress by what Mother Nature had in blossom:
  • Redbud winter, when they in fullest blossom, early April.
  • Dogwood winter, when the dogwood trees are in bloom, what we are experiencing now, mid-April
  • Locust winter, when the locust trees are in bloom, late April
  • Blackberry winter, when they are in bloom, early May
  • Linen Britches winter, when young men brought out their linen Sunday best to replace woolen wear, mid- to late-May
How many of you recall it snowing, or flurrying, on Derby Day--first Saturday in May? It has, more than once...

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