Monday, January 24, 2011

Ciel Bleu


When I was a sophomore in college in Rhode Island, I had a roommate from Hawaii.  Despite having already spent a year in New England and thus presumably experienced in how to deal with cold weather, she could somehow never shake her childhood assumption that blue skies meant a perfect day for the beach.   On a January day, when the temperatures were frigid and a stiff wind was blowing out of the north, she would look out the window, see a crystal clear blue sky, and put on her flip flops.

When winter skies are blue in Paris, I'm never tempted to wear sandals.  Still, it is such a rare occurence that one really must take notice.

7 comments:

Lisa said...

People do the same thing down here in Houston. Regardless of the temperature, blue skies = flip flops=complaining about how cold it is in January. Glad you are enjoying a clear day!

debbie in toronto said...

thanks for the blue sky...it's minus 20 here today...

Anne said...

Regrettably the blue sky (which I captured yesterday) was fleeting. Gray and rainy again today.

Anonymous said...

My weather-savvy, Chicago-bred kids know that the beautiful blue sky in winter comes with a very low temperature price tag....when it's cloudy and looks like snow it's never as cold (thanks to the clouds) as on those clear pristine blue winter days. Brrrrrrr.

Linds said...

How I love the bits of sunshine here in Paris. They are so precious!

Shelli and Gene said...

I don't care how cold it gets in Paris, if the sky is blue it's OK by me; unfortunately it lasts only a New York minute. And my feet have been firmly encased in boots since October.

Sunny and mild in Berkeley, a wonderful welcome home for us!

Starman said...

Few citizens are happier to see the sun than Parisians.

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