Nasty Spring Week Ahead

The grey and gloomy weather will lock in for much of this week. Tony blogs of the murk and of Blackberry Winter.

Blackberry Winter Returns

The hills of Appalachia are alive with the flora of the season as our wet spring is sponsoring a period of rapid growth. From trees to shrubs, the hills have greened up smartly while grasses are growing with amazing speed.

Green Thumb himself, John Marra, proclaimed the Azalea and Rhododendron crop the best in years thanks to the exceptionally wet spring.

Now a bumper crop of blackberries is in bloom and folklore says when the weather turns damp and chilly in mid May, Blackberry Winter has arrived.

Fortifying the notion that we are in for a spell of Blackberry Winter, a late season Nor’easter will be forming near Myrtle Beach this week. As that storm churns its way northward up the eastern seaboard, we will be locked into a grey and gloomy, a damp and dreary, murky and muddy weather pattern through Wednesday.

With the Putnam Farmers Market opening at 3:30 pm on Thursday, optimistically I will predict the first slivers of sun by day’s end.

But until then, our lush forests will soak in more rain this week as we steamroll toward the wettest spring in more than 100 years.
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