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. 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”
The intensely blue sky and pristine snow make for beautiful photos, Laurie. Those are some very timely quotes, too.
Lovely winter photos, Laurie. So cold it puts roses in your cheeks!
Lovely pictures, though it does look cold.
It is indeed cold. Especially my fingers as I took the pictures. 😉
Sounds like you had a great day with blue skies shining down on your! Thank you for the shot of the ice fishing shacks – I miss seeing those. 🙂
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!
Many thanks! No bench sitting this time of year, even for hardy Mainers. 😉
What a wonderful blue sky, that would have given you some joy for the whole day. We are similarly blessed with rain yesterday!
Oh, good! You sure do need it. Desperately.
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 💜 xxx
It seems that they are never so blue any other time of year.
Good quotes and lovely pictures.
Lovely wintry scenes ❄❄
Ice fishing shacks! Maine has a lot in common with Minnesota, where I lived a few years in the 1990s.
It’s all that cold weather that comes from living north of north.
Great quotes and photos, Laurie. They go extremely well togeher!
Thanks so much!
Fabulous shot of the blue skies with the tree and two benches!🙂
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