Blue Monday

Smiling Sally hosts a Blue Monday in which we can post about anything blue — pretty, ugly, serious or funny — and then link up to other Blue Monday participants.

I didn’t think I had anything for this Blue Monday, until I looked out the front door, and thought the blue skies behind the snowy trees looked so pretty.

Snow trees

Snow trees

Snow trees

Following up from last night’s post, my middle son’s university classes were canceled til 1:00 and an important rehearsal postponed. I found out he does actually have a couple more allowed absences but was wanting to save them in case he actually got sick. 🙂 But he’s not planing on going in — the highway between here and there is cluttered with accidents. And we’re postponing the ladies’ meeting til tomorrow night as well. It’s not actually due to get much warmer, but Thursday, when it’s supposed to get into the 60s, doesn’t work for one of the hostesses. And next week we’re having revival services, so if it doesn’t work out for tomorrow, we’ll have to push it back to the following week.

And I mentioned how odd it was to hear thunder and see lightning during a snowfall: I guess there is such a phenomenon as thundersnow. I’d never heard of it before, but the weather guys were all excited talking about it last night.

I thought it was kind of funny that in our ladies’ booklet for March I included a few quotes about spring, since spring “officially” begins later in the month — and then we have 5 inches of snow! One of the quotes attributed to Mark Twain seemed apropos:

“But [the weather] gets through more business in spring than in any other season. In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.”

Here are a couple more March quotes for you:

“Springtime is the land awakening.
The March winds are the morning yawn.”

“March is a tomboy with tousled hair, a mischievous smile, mud on her shoes and a laugh in her voice.”
Hal Borland

19 thoughts on “Blue Monday

  1. I too have heard thunder during a snowstorm a few times since we’ve lived here in Flagstaff. I thought ‘how odd’.
    I’m so glad it is March. There’s hope again!!

  2. Hi! I LOVE your pictures. I live in Kansas and we have not had and measurable snow this winter. It has been unusually dry and warm. The last few days have been cooler but it is supposed to warm up again! My kids and I WANT a good snow day!

  3. Your view is absolutely stunning. The blue and white combination is such a contrast to the blue and white I saw along the shore this past weekend! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Barbara, you must be very close to where I live. Are you in the upstate of SC?

    We got the same weather you described. It’s melting a little at a time. It is pretty to look at but paralyzes ever thing here.

  5. While I could do without seeing snow again until December 24th, your photos are very pretty. Guess I don’t mind seeing snow as long as I don’t feel the cold that comes with it. It is very cold in MI today.

  6. Hello and I adore you Blue Monday! The photos are so beautiful!
    To answer your question, I’m not sure what my Dresden piece is for. It’s about as big around as a dinner plate. So I just sit it on tables and hide things inside of it! 🙂
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  7. Just when you think we’ve had all the crazy weather here comes another punch! Yikes. I do love snow against the blue sky. Very pretty. Stay warm and safe Barbara!

  8. That is beautiful! Our skies didn’t turn blue until about 3:00 this afternoon. But we, too, had thundersnow last night! As a matter of fact, we had lightening too! It was really weird — and it knocked our power out several times. Once for about an hour! Verrrrrrry strange weather…

  9. Wow, your photos are just gorgeous! I agree “thundersnow” is very strange to be in…..when we lived in Tulsa we experienced it once! Not like anything you’ve ever seen before. We didn’t know what to think!
    Elaine 🙂

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