According to the calendar, it’s spring here in Northwest Georgia. However, the calendar and the weather don’t seem to be on the same page. We have had a few days of sunshine and even some temperatures in the upper 70s. I believe one day we reach 80 degrees for several hours.
But that didn’t last long. This past week we’ve had rain, thunderstorms, hail, heavy winds, and when it wasn’t raining, it was mostly overcast. The temperatures have been in the 40s and 50s during the day and down to the middle to low 30s at night.
I guess this is what the old timers call ‘blackberry winter’ though I don’t think I’ve seen any blackberries blooming yet. I’m not sure why it’s called ‘blackberry winter’ except usually about the time wild blackberries bloom, we have another cold snap.
The few days of warm weather that we did have helped a few things to start blooming and budding. The Dogwood trees are just beginning to bud out, with some that have had the right amount of sun already blooming. All should be in full bloom by Easter Sunday, April 24.
The pine trees are also budding and putting on new pine burrs. One
Another advantage of the cold, rainy weather - it keeps you indoors. It has been some ideal weather for reading. When the sun is out I can’t help but want to be outside working with my roses or herbs. That cuts down on my book reading, unless I have a good audio book to listen to while I work.
What about you, when do you enjoy reading the most? Does the weather effect your reading? Do you enjoy reading indoors or out more? Be sure to check back tomorrow for Sunday Salon and a review of MOURNING GLORIA, the newest cozy mystery from Susan Wittig Albert.