Impossible Blue

In central Maine, today is a perfect example of the exquisite beauty of winter’s light. On Saturday, we had seven more inches of snow, but on Sunday the weather cleared, and now the skies are an impossible blue. Only in January and February, with the cold weather, do we get this kind of piercing clarity.

After going to a Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast at the local Catholic church, we stopped by the lake to take pictures of the sky and the snow and the trees. And, of course, the ice-fishing shacks.

Some people have their own kind of piercing clarity, and surely Martin Luther King Jr. was one such man.Β  It seems appropriate, then, to end with a few of his quotations:

There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.


There comes a time when silence is betrayal.


Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.





24 thoughts on “Impossible Blue”

  1. We get those skies after a sharp winter frontal passage, when the humidity and temperatures drop — we just don’t get any snow to go along with them! I especially like the second photo. That’s a gorgeous tree, although I think I’d pass on any bench-sitting!

  2. What a wonderful blue sky, that would have given you some joy for the whole day. We are similarly blessed with rain yesterday!

  3. Beautiful winter scenes and images Laurie! I love the blue in the skies at this time of year and we are lucky enough to see it here too on the clear days πŸ’œ xxx

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