Monday, April 4, 2011

Blue Monday - Rain, Rain, Go Away!

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Visit other Blue participants by clicking on their links and wishing them a Happy Blue Monday!

Remember to place the Blue Monday link on your post.
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It's April and as the saying goes, April showers bring May flowers.



We've sure have had a downpour of rain where I live, so I'm guessing that the month of May will find me swamped in blooms!

However, since we've been experiencing drought conditions for the past couple of years, we joined our neighbors in a "Happy To See the Rain Dance."




I've found a unique website that will tell you whether or not you'll need to take your umbrella when you venture outside. Check it out. Just click Do I Need an Umbrella?. You'll be asked to enter your zip code, and an answer will appear.

If you need an umbrella, a blue one would be a good choice.




You might find a blue umbrella that's large enough to share.




This cartoon might give you a smile.




Happy Blue Monday!


1. mizhelle
2. Ms. Burrito
3. Chubskulit
4. JEC
5. Paperweight
6. Spice Up Your Life
7. Rose
8. Dhemz
9. The Button and Burlap Rescue
10. Dias Spot
11. LaVoice
12. Vinni, India
13. Tattered Rebel
14. What's a wattle
15. Lesley
16. carolynUSA
17. Dena E
18. Lani in Taipei
19. Gypsea Nurse
20. Carpe Diem Sweden
21. Linderhof
22. Mary@One Perfect Bite
23. GVK, Mysore, India
24. Kat
25. Hyacinths for the Soul
26. Vhincci, Philippines
27. Blue and White Bridal Shower
28. Gengen
29. liberal sprinkles
30. Jeanne, backyard neighbor
31. Jidhu Jose
32. Gittan Sweden
33. Mommy lessons
34. NatureFootstep Swe
35. Christine
36. Everyday is a New Day!
37. Loving Outliving
38. Andy - Canada
39. clavs@clavsupclose...
40. Eileen,Md
41. anemonen
42. Mel Cole @ Hearts Content, USA
43. annies home
44. hip chick
45. WhereAbouts
46. Ella Maes Barn Gathering
47. MY first entry
48. The Metcafe'
49. Becky K.
50. Beverly @How Sweet The Sound
51. Maria's Space
52. Lina, Indonesia
53. Love Home, USA
54. Reach Beyond Limits
55. Blessing Reflections
56. Rajesh, India
57. Flying a Kite!
58. Create With Joy - What's In The Box?
59. Lifemoto - Good Shepherds
60. La @ A Musing Potpourri
61. Jeanie from Georgia
62. Dorincard: Romanian blues, with spoonbill
63. Fe's Journey of Life
64. Donnie
65. Eden,Australia
66. lulumusing
67. 36 Weeks After
68. Hyanne, S. Korea
69. Curtains In My Tree
70. Shengkay Random Nest
71. Yami
72. Favorite Cupboard
73. Craft n fashion
74. Manang Kim, USA
75. hapzydeco
76. Fe_My Shopping Mania
77. Various Post
78. The Explorer, Philippines
79. Blue dinner@ Mere Thoughts
80. Points of View and Thoughts
81. Grandmother Wren
82. Baba's Special babies
83. Kathy Matthews OR USA
84. Birgitta - foto chip
85. mercedes scott
86. Teresa C
87. A Young Mama's Journey
88. Vistis With Mary
89. Sally Lee by the Sea
90. Pie
91. Joy- Books and Life
92. Marigene-In The Middle Of Nowhere
93. Self Sagacity
94. Loui♥
95. Annette
96. Rinkly Rimes
97. Rita aka Cashjocky
98. Easter Eggs- mostly blue
99. Carol

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73 comments:

Marice said...

Enjoy the rain showers! :)

Ms. Burrito said...

I have one but it is pink. Yours looks good!

chubskulit said...

It's been raining here lately too. Yesterday, it was a combination of rain and snow arrgghh..

Dhemz said...

waaaaa...where is spring!...lol...too hot here in Texas...have a good one Sally!

Farmer's Wyfe said...

Rain storms are so cozy...when inside!! Thanks for the fun blog, and link-up! :) Have a cheerful week!!

Vinni said...

Quite Funny but i like the thought of a blue umbrella never had one of blue color.

Cat & Cricket said...

Sally... it is after midnight..and I just got the rain...
did you do that?
Have a great week!
Smiles~
Cat

VioletSky said...

We were expecting rain, but got snow instead. Thankfully, it didn't last long.

Dena E's Blog said...

HAPPY BLUE MONDAY to YOU too Sally!!!! May Christ Blessings surround throughout all your week ~~~Hugs Dena

☺lani☺ said...

What a coincidence, it's raining here too! I'm also using blue umbrella :)
Nice to be back, Happy Blue Monday!

Marie said...

I really hope so. Longing for a flowering may. My umbrella is decorated with cats ;-)

Mary said...

I love that blue umbrella, Sally. It couldn't be more fitting for a Blue Monday. I hope all is well. Blessings...Mary

Sarah said...

We could certainly use some rain here. Thanks for the blue umbrella site. ;-)
Wish I needed it! ~ Sarah

Vhincci Subia said...

My first time to join Blue Monday!

My entry is all about wet summer - how to enjoy the beach even with the rain!

Visit me @ World of Vhincci

Happy Blue Monday to you Sally! :D

classic • casual • home said...

Hi Sally, I think we can put our umbrellas away here finally!

momgen said...

I like your umbrella. There are heavy rains last few days ago here...mine is up...

liberal sprinkles said...

Sally, the photos are fantastic, especially that gif. It's sunny and hot over where I am, but I carry an umbrella whenever I'm out, the rain comes calling often and any time! Have a great Blue Monday!
Grace

Vhen said...

thanks for hosting =)

happy BM!

NatureFootstep said...

it sure is raining hard. But to see the bright side of it....the car gets washed. :)

Hope it will not be too much thouhg. flowers don´t like to swim. :(

xinex said...

We just a had a storm about 3 nights ago but it's been beautiful lately...Christine

genny said...

i love to bath under the rain. very lively blue umbrella Sally. mine is up! happy BM. :-)

my entry here:

http://www.bisdakbloggers.com/2011/04/04/blue-monday-25-water-dispener.html

Clavs said...

my partner in blogging is up for the Blue Monday Meme! check out on my mouse and mouse pad, Aunt Sally, hehe
clavs

eileeninmd said...

Cute post, Sally! It has been raining here alot even some snow. But, in the end it is worth seeing all the pretty bloom again. Have a great week!

anemonen said...

Enjoy the car wash:D

Mel Cole said...

I like rain better than Snow. HAppy Spring to you Sally! :)

Ankush Samant said...

Blue Monday....am always sleeeeppppyyyy......my picture is not blue to the naked eye...it's only when you yawn that you see the blues :D

hip-chick said...

cute post.

Becky K. said...

That last one is so true...my Dad always used to say that he expected rain as soon as he washed the car.

Hope your showers give you a break soon so you can enjoy some sunshine too.

Have a wonderful day, Sally!

onangelwings said...

I love that first animation.

Happy Spring

MommaWannabe said...

Ohh it's raining here too in my part of the world :( I wish the sun would come out soon.

Lina Gustina said...

Love reading your post, Sally....
My city is also called the Rain City. It's raining almost every day here!

http://www.1sthappyfamily.com/2011/04/spending-sunday-in-bandung.html

~✿~Icy BC said...

Pretty blue umbrella, Sally! And yes it has been raining here too..

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

When it rains in springtime, I always think of that sweet old song "April Showers" made popular around the 1940's...a pretty tune my mother used to sing. Sweet memories!
Happy Blue Monday!
Coralie

Jeanne said...

Good morning Sally, I love your rain post. The rain pic is awesome and the cartoons gave me a good chuckle.
we too have had lots of rain. My garden is really coming in with lots of blooms.

Life is still busy here. This has been the year of the cousins. Nonstop and busy but I enjoy their company so much. Thank goodness for our cabin. It has been so nice for company.

I hope all is going well for you Sally. I wish you lots of beautiful blooms and a happy 'Spring.'
Love, Jeanne

La said...

We're expecting thunderstorms here today. Have a great week! La

Jeanie Callaghan said...

rAIN, RAIN GO AWAY! lol

John said...

Nice cartoon photos Ms. Sally.

Dorincard said...

Hi, Sally!
You so GIF-ted...:)

Fe said...

ohh nice color of umbrella :) I always have blue umbrella with me, I don't why but I just blue, LOL

Donnie said...

we're supposed to get rain tonight but that is sure better than snow...lol... Cute post.

Marianne said...

Great pictures Sally and enjoy the rain. You will be seeing beautiful flowers next month!
Marianne :)

Eden said...

We had a storm last week bringing heavy rain, lightning and thunder and we are expecting more rain this week.

Happy Blue Monday!

kat said...

we also have rains here...I like rain shower photo, and the blue umbrella.

Happy BM too Sally.

RyHeAnNe said...

Wow I love the animation, the sun is so bright :) I think during those ancient times our forefathers also perform rain dance.

January said...

Though it's already summer in our country it still rain from time to time..

Visit My Blue Monday at My New Blog
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Happy Blue Monday!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi Sally...thanks for hosting this linky party. I'll be back to visit some more entries! ~Ann

Curtains In My Tree said...

Rain Rain go away

It rained or should say stormed here last night. It was 89 degress now this morning 50 and dropping down to 32 tonight.

Please don't anyone in Missouri wash their cars today LOL

Barbara said...

Hello, I was thinking of you when I saw the storms around Tampa and hoping you and your family were ok.

Hope my future holds blogging again.

Barbara
Purple Goat Lady

LV said...

Sally, this is the best rainy day Blue Monday. Please send the rain to Texas. We are under a drought and no rain in sight. I put in my zip code and and a big NO came up.

anne said...

you must have so much fun dancing in the rain. :)

Grandmother Wren said...

Good Monday, Sally.
Thanks for making me feel just a wee bit better about the rain...
it's better than snow, I must remember.

Baba said...

Good morning Sally, no rain here ..only blue skies..please delete my post # 82 and keep #83 thanks Baba

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Sally, what a delightful post! The funny thing is that where I live we don't use umbrellas. It hardly rains, just snows or is sunny. That is one thing I like about living here in Central Oregon.

Thanks for hostessing, and Happy Blue Monday!

Kathy M.

Teresa said...

The words blue and rain might lead a person to think the post might be a bit down, but this one is great fun.

Mary said...

Hi Sally, Wow, I missed last week and I'm late today..but I made it.
Love your Blue Mondays ! ! Have a great day. ))smiles))

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

It won't stop raining here either - the grass is really green though LOL!

Cafe au lait said...

I have a blue umbrella. :)

Happy Blue Monday Sally!

My Blue Monday.

Joy said...

Love the toon ;)
It is raining and 42 here today and was 91 yesterday. Weird weather for sure!!

Birgitta - foto CHIP said...

I would love to have a blue umbrella like this :)
Have a great week Sally!

Priscilla said...

As I live in the Pacific Northwest, I'm used to constant rain. Last month we had 20 straight days of rain and 28 days of rain. If I could find a use for mold, I'd be wealthy!

Self Sagacity said...

Thanks for stopping by and hosting Blue Monday.

Priscilla said...

Sally,
I have a Blue Monday Blue Jay sticker on my post. I don't know why your Mr. Linky friend didn't see it.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

We've had our share of rain here lately too... at least it has cleaned the pollen out of the air.
Thanks for hosting.

Loui♥ said...

Hi Sally..
gosh how I hated to leave home..
well my Florida home..
but the residents of my Denver home were missing my presence..
fortunately for me, the timing was perfect!
not a messy day at all the entire two weeks..
rained on me all the way to the airport..
and yes, I was carrying my BLUE umbrella!
warmest sandy hugs..
Loui♥

Rita said...

Please don't remind me that the rainy season is coming. The damp causes my fibro to do me in.

But, I'm glad that I do have a post for this week. It is not often that I can add to Blue Monday.

Priscilla said...

Well, my Dear, I finally got it right! Thanks

Carol said...

Loved the cartoon.You post was
great. I love blue and pink.
Hope to share again soon.

Love Carol xx

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Love the blues!!

genny said...

hi Sally,
done putting the link. thanks!:-)

http://www.bisdakbloggers.com/2011/04/04/blue-monday-25-water-dispener.html

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Sally, I hope and pray that you didn't have any trees down. We are in a MESS. I am so tired I could drop.

Two huge trees (oaks) fell from our neighbor's yard into ours, missing our house by five feet. Had it hit the porch, it would have sheered it right off. I have trenches in the yard from where they went down about a foot and a half. And it wiped out about 3/5's of our back hedge. It cost a king's ransom to get it out, but we did... only they have to come back for the stump. AND they might have to access through our yard. Please pray for me, and Fred is sick with the flu. He's up there, and I'm here. I wish you lived around the block. I could use a smiling face right about now. I did get out to an open house today at a friend's shop, and that got my mind off of it for a bit. Although I ran into two of my neighbors who wanted to discuss it. LOL... sigh.

We did need the rain. I just wish it had come sans the tornadoes.

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

However, God might have taken those trees out for a good reason, so I'm not going to say I'm sorry. He saved our house AND our sprinkler system which our sprinkler men said was a miracle. That's twice trees have gone down away from the house, and the tree lady wrote up our next door neighbor because she has a sick tree hanging over our house. It has to GO, even if I have to help pay for it. I paid for the two that went in our yard because our back door neighbor is fixing the fence. ANd he never said an unkind word the last time, fixed the fence, fixed his house, etc.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Jenn said...

Hi Sally! Remember me? I'm reblogging. I was looking for your blog in my previous blog follow list and ended up visiting others as well. Maybe I'm getting some type of cycle. I hope you are doing well. Good to "see" you. I'm pondering doing a Blue Monday, but wanted to come by and say Hi. HI!! Take care, Jenn

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