In March, it dips into the thirties (about 0 Celsius) at night is about as low as it goes. Weather patterns cycle and really are related to Pacific Ocean Currents called El Nino and La Nina. This year is a cool late spring called Blackberry Winter.
Blackberry winter is actually the last frost of the year which occurs near the end of March. When we get a snow in central Georgia, it usually happens in February and sometimes March. We get snow approximately every ten years. The Appalachian mountains block most cold air masses needed to produce snow.
I pick the wild blackberries every year. Perhaps a fruit bowl for everyone. Some years, I make jam. What I like the most is picking the berries. The adventure of going with my mom, brothers and dog still walk with me into the briar patch. I leave a few stray bushes close to the house. Mom trained all the chihuahuas to pick berries last year.
I like the phrase blackberry winter. It brings memories of my dad and his stories. He loved language and could belt out a rhyme anytime he felt.