Your question for today is:
What do Robert Penn Warren (April 24, 1905 – September 15, 1989) an American poet, novelist, and literary critic and Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 – November 15, 1978) an American cultural anthropologist have in common? AND What does an old timey band’s name have in common with a natural phenomenon?
The answer, which I am sure you guessed, is Blackberry Winter! Both authors write early works with the title Blackberry Winter. The band’s name should be obvious now and also today’s weather pattern.
Prior to technological advances in meteorology, farmers would use such terms to know when to plant certain crops. Blackberries must have a cold snap to set buds on the blackberry canes. It comes with a somewhat less severe return of a continental polar air mass after the maritime tropical air masses have begun to dominate the weather. So, there will be a cold snap when the blackberries bloom, called Blackberry Winter. My sweet Bella attempted to stand in front of everything I was photographing so here she is with the wind in her hair.