A Photo a Week Challenge: Blue Skies

We’ve had some amazingly blue skies for the past few days. I’m not sure why, but this time of year, the sky seems a deeper blue that in the summer. Maybe it’s the cooler air and the lack of haze. And of course, there’s much less dust now that the leaves have fallen.

Whatever the reason, when it’s clear in the winter — or nearly the winter — it’s like crystal.

In summer, we have more haze, more clouds. More dust. The expression “hazy, hot, and humid” pretty much says it for summers in the northeast. It’s not just the way things look … it’s also how they feel.

Another blue sky day tomorrow, so they say. With all the awful stuff happening around here, it’s good that at least the weather is nice.

Author: Marilyn Armstrong

Writer, photography, blogger. Previously, technical writer. I am retired and delighted to be so. May I live long and write frequently.


          1. It’s like a game of tennis. You get the nice weather than send it to us. We get the bad weather and send it to you. (doesn’t seem fair)


    1. I was looking at the sky today and it was very light, lead gray. And suddenly, I realized it was just this side of a snow sky. I shivered. I love the blue skies after a storm, but I’d be okay WITHOUT the storm.


  1. There is just something about really hot summer days that takes a lot of the color out of clear skies, even beyond just the haze factor. I have no explanation for it, and am certainly not speaking from any scientific basis, but I think actual air temperature is a factor as well. Even early Fall skies can look very deep blue…


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