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Words of Note

Blackberry winter, the time when

the hoarfrost lies on the blackberry

blossoms; without this frost the

berries will not set. It is the

forerunner of a rich harvest.

Margaret Mead, American anthropologist

From 'Blackberry Winter' (1972).

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