Monday Blues: Nothing But Blue Skies...

blue (bloo) n. 1. Any of a group of colors that may vary in lightness and saturation, whose hue is that of a clear sky. 2. An object of the color blue.
blues (blooz) pl. n. 1. Feelings of sadness, melancholy, or depression. 2. A melancholic musical form 

Life in Southern California. I have been here my entire life and have experienced more than my fill of smoggy, hazy days, but it doesn't take long for a newcomer to realize that a little wind and rain clear up the skies like nothing else. The past week has seen some fantastically blue sky, and if you happen to have been around any water, that blue has been reflected off the surface of lake, ocean, or puddle. I was able to enjoy the blues on two sides of the metro Los Angeles area; at Bonelli Park where Puddingstone Reservoir displayed its winter best, and at Seal Beach where, if not for the hazy outline of Catalina Island getting in the way, there was almost a classic sea-meets-sky moment.