The Bright (Blue) Side of Life

When we look up from our garden to the woods, in a northerly direction, we observe a strange phenomenon… the sky is bluer than anywhere else. This was about a week ago…


Whatever the weather, there is so often a patch of blue up there!


There is a German saying “aus heiterem Himmel” (out of the clear sky), meaning out of nowhere, suddenly, “out of the blue“. But the word “heiter” usually means cheerful, or light-hearted.

I also like the expression “pie in the sky“, but then I’m obsessed with food… 😉

Other expressions regarding the sky:

The sky’s the limit

Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight; Red sky at morning, shepherd’s warning

Reach for the sky


Can you think of any more?