Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Blue, blue, blue...

The day before yesterday was Blue Monday, or at least that is what I heard on the radio. What is blue Monday? Why is it different than any other Monday of the year? Is there a green Monday, a purple Monday? I know there is a black Friday, before Christmas, but blue Monday? So I did what most people do in this day and age, and I asked Google. Here’s what I found.

 Blue Monday is a name given to a date in mid-to-late January stated, as part of a publicity campaign by Sky Travel, to be the most depressing day of the year. However, the whole concept is considered pseudoscience,[1] with its formula derided by scientists as nonsense.

I figured as much. If this was the case, then I should also celebrate (and I use the term lightly) Blue Tuesday, Blue Wednesday, Blue Thur………well, you get the idea.
Let’s see now…we’ve got Blue Moon, Blue Christmas, Blueberry Hill, and Blue Monday.
I must say, I’m feeling the blues……..

Our weather would make anyone blue, even the people who like snow. Last Saturday looked like this,

 and then Sunday, it warmed, and the wind blew and it looked like this.

When thinking about blog ideas, I thought perhaps I could come up with something a bit more interesting than this weather, but the only other thing I could think of was the ‘Windsor Hum’.
Apparently Windsor, Ontario citizens are hearing a strange hum, and there have been about 400 complaints about this noise, and the government has given some funds to help discover what is causing it. Some think it is coming from Detroit, which is right across the river. Well, I wish them, whoever is doing the investigating, luck. Someone suggested that Windsor use the noise as a tourist attraction. Come to Windsor, the home of the hum.
The reason this news event caught my attention is because Windsor is where I grew up. It has changed a lot since then, since I left when I was 23, and moved to Nova Scotia. I do not miss it, the grit and grime in the air, the traffic which is a lot worse now, and the noise (not hum). Nova Scotia is definitely my favorite place now.

It is bitterly cold out today, -15 with wind and snow falling, and the ground is covered once again with its white blanket. I have to get up enough courage to go to the drugstore to get my prescriptions. Brrrrrrrr.

                                                        Squirrel on lookout duty

Evening Grosbeaks at table feeder

recycling an ice tea container

Sadie gazing at the snow, and dreaming of spring

I hope wherever you are, you are enjoying your day. Stay warm.


  1. I always thought of Windsor as being "ho-hum" :)

    And it seems to me they aren't alone...I think I heard of a few other towns having the same issue!

    1. I think I heard that also. Wonder if there ever will be an answer. And you are right, it was 'ho-hum' most of the time. I don't know about now.

  2. Blue Monday is one of those silly slogans, Bonnie, meant to get us all booking our summer holidays. I'm now looking out of the window at more snow and growing icicles and listening to the forecaster say our snow will disappear at the weekend. I'll believe that when I see it. :-)

    1. We seem to be struggling with the same sort of weather, Perpetua. We still have a few more days of this chill, before it starts to 'warm'.

  3. We are having our coldest day expected for the winter. Regan asked where it was coming from and I said it was a gift from Canada. She responded that the cousins should not send us gifts. The NC winters are much better then the Windsor/Detroit ones of our lives. Stay warm.

    1. It is -16 today,that would be about 6 degrees in the States. Tell Regan I apologize for the cold. I would not wish this on anyone, however we have a 'no return' policy. This cold spell seems to be all over. Take care.