Looking at the Sky arrives and the winter blues has a different meaning in this old Polaroid print. This is Feb. 8, 1978 in East Hartford. The previous two days left around 30 inches (77 cm) of snow on the ground, probably the biggest amount of snow in one nor'easter than I have seen. And it rarely does it snow this much in the Hartford (CT) area.
But what of the sky? My father referred to days like this as 'the rewarding day after the snowstorm day'. When the system departed, the sun was strong and the sky was bluer than ever. Given that this picture, taken from an SX-70 instant camera (anybody remember these?), the print has faded, is a bit blurry and lacks its original clarity. Yet the aging hasn't taken away the feeling of a sky as clean as can be with a brilliant blue in the heavens to offset the work of removing 30 inches from the driveway. See the sky in all its beauty at Tisha's great meme!