Tennessee’s Five Winters Aren’t Just Old Wives’ Tales

Winter is Coming!

Actually, THREE more winters may be coming to Tennessee:

Locust Winter in early-May, Blackberry Winter in mid-May, and Britches Winter in late-May. After that one, you can finally put away your “homespun linen wool long underwear.”  By this time of the year, we’ve usually made it through two other Springtime winters: Redbud Winter in early-April and Dogwood Winter in late-April. With the exception of the fifth one, these winters are named for the tree or bush most commonly in bloom at that time.

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Shout out to all you Game of Thrones fans! 😉

Every year, we have these little winters, cold snaps that last only a day or two if we’re lucky. If not so lucky, they can last longer and bring some frost or even snow with them.

Either way, most folks are ready to see the cold weather behind us and warmer temps here to stay. Of course, by the time our Tennessee Summer is in full swing, a brief cold snap won’t sound so bad. Overall, though, most Tennesseans will tell you that they love our four seasons (even with all those little winters) and the generally mild climate we have here compared to other parts of the country.

About the Author

My wife and I live in Donelson, where we both were raised and graduated from high school (DCA Classes of 1983 and 1984).  Our current home is on the Cumberland River, very close to my childhood home and the former homes of both my McDonald and Rice grandparents.

Our daughter and son are grown now, and our daughter, Stephanie Miller, is my real estate partner.  She lives in Lebanon with her husband and their two children.  While Stephanie and I specialize in the areas of Downtown Nashville, Donelson, Hermitage, Old Hickory, Mt. Juliet and Lebanon, we have and do serve clients all over Middle Tennessee.

As a Nashville native, I’ve spent a lifetime watching our city evolve, and I am enthusiastic about showcasing it to others and serving their real estate needs.


1997 — 2000   Fleetwood HOA Board Officer

2013 — 2016   Rhythm at Music Row HOA Board Officer

2017   Greater Nashville Realtors: Housing Opportunities & Affordability Committee

2017 — 2018   St. Martin Square HOA Board Officer

2017 — 2019   Brentwood Photography Group Board

2018 — 2019   Senior Ride Nashville


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