It’s blackberry winter here in Ky.
According to the wise farmers we have 5 spring time winters here in Ky.
1. Redbud Winter that usually falls in early April while the beautiful mountains are full of purple budding trees.
2. Dogwood Winter usually falls at the end of April and around Easter.
3. Locust Winter is a cold spell in early May. These trees bloom with pods of small white fragrant blooms.
4. Blackberry Winter is usually cold and rainy in mid May. The vines are blooming with beautiful bright white blooms now!
5. Cotton Britches Winter/Whippoorwill Winter. I’ve heard it called both. It is the last cold spell and time to put your britches up and the Whippoorwill will migrate from Mexico to us . It is rarely saw due to its camouflage color but we will start to hear it’s sweet song soon! I can’t wait!
Y’ALL GET READY IT’S ALMOST SUMMER! One more cold spell and you can put your long johns up for the summer.
Mekeshia Jordan, nature lover
The husband and I set out for an adventure today. We hadn’t got out much since I got sick before Christmas. We decided I needed to get out and try to slowly get my stamina and strength back so we took off to the creek. I would have never thought in January we would be out creek wading looking for treasure but we did. Considering it was 65 degrees outside we put on our rubber boots and hoped right on in.
We walked up the creek for a while until it started getting to deep. We couldn’t risk getting in the water up past our boots. The water was a little chilly. We turned back and walked back down the creek. It’s alot harder to see the rocks when you walk downstream due to when you step down in the creek it makes a little muck but it goes behind you when your walking upstream.
We waded for about 2 total hours and didn’t find much. We picked up a few unique things, a couple fossils, some driftwood, and a few banded crystals but no agate today. I got tired a few times and sat down on a dry rock here and there for a break. It was a good chance to get a few pics in while I listened to the water flowing over the rocks. One of the most relaxing beautiful songs in the Appalachian Mountains. The mountain air felt so clean and refreshing.
It didn’t matter that we didn’t find any big treasures because it felt so good to get out. It made me feel alive again. I havent felt like myself at all since I got the blood clots. I think the medications is one of the main reasons. Ive been so tired and weak since I was in thr hospital. This whole trip reassured me that I am strong and I will get stronger. We are so blessed to be living well in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky.
Here’s a few pics of our beautiful adventure today.
Old River Tree Fairy you have so many stories that are left untold. You have stood firm through many storms and floods. You stay deeply rooted in the Kentucky river bank with all your heart and soul. Your always willing to change with each season although you never know what to expect from day to day. You are calm and except changes without getting your leaves ruffled. You keep your face toward the sun and your arms reach for the sky. Your beautiful and don’t seem to care. I think your amazing so I have to stop and stare.
Check it out y’all! New Mooshine Maiden Earrings! Handcrafted in the Appachian Hills of Kentucky where the moonshine flows! Great for the upcoming Moonshiners Ball that is celebrated in Kentucky. Put you shine on Country Gypsy!