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Blue Skies

BlueSky 04 03 2016 cropped v

Yes, that is my view. 

Ok, we can’t have this everyday, and we didn’t get it here in the DC metro area until after the morning rain washed away the detritus of our very windy week. Look at all the shades, the deep blues, the brighter shades between the clouds… there are so many blues to imbibe with your eyes outside.

We’re scheduled for a fierce winter chill and possibly a windstorm later tonight but in the meantime everyone is out enjoying our amazing beautiful weather, dogs and children especially. After living in California for nearly two decades, I took blue skies for granted but Virginia’s variable weather has made me more grateful.

Writers and artists have deployed many metaphors and poetic approaches to express the “perfect blue sky day” and the many things it makes us yearn for and celebrate. Some prefer their skies perfectly clear and vibrant. Others will take any peek of blue behind the clouds. Me, I like a good mix of both as you can see in the photo above of the sky outside my window.

The Johnny Nash classic I Can See Clearly Now sums up what seems to be a universal feeling about this kind of day.

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