In the American south, the ol’ timers always say there’ll be a cold snap before Easter. The prophecy of this folk wisdom rarely fails, because Easter comes in the early spring, when the entrenched cold weather and the nascent warm weather are duking it out. Such is folk wisdom. A lot of us down here are about to experience that cold snap. A lot of tender vegetation is going to be nipped in the bud. Folks living north of Tupelo are excused from this conversation.