1. Excessive pride or self-confidence.2. (in Greek tragedy) Excessive pride toward or defiance of the gods, leading to nemesis.
Too much self confidence led me to set out the maters on Tuesday -- before the 'safe ' date of May 15. Then frost and perhaps freezing temperatures were predicted for Wednesday night so John and I covered the plants with hay. Will they survive?
This sudden dip in temperatures is called Blackberry Winter -- a cold snap that happens when the blackberries are in bloom. It's obviously common enough to have a name . . . what was I thinking -- defying the gods that way?