by Janet Blue on December 10, 2018



Spark - Snow & Dreams


I am dreaming of no snow, but I don’t think it is going away any time soon. This is a photo Dad Tom took late Sunday afternoon of our snowy yard and house with Christmas lights. The 11 p.m. news report said we had 15 inches of snow. Another one to three inches are predicted for overnight. This is the most snow to fall in December on one-day, breaking a previous record of 14.6 inches.

The author of this week’s Spark, Langston Hughes, was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright and columnist from Joplin, Missouri. He moved to New York City as a young man, where he made his career. Hughes was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance in New York City.

Sparks began as a blog hop, created by our friend, Annie (McGuffy’s Reader). Annie has been taking a “break” from blogging, so there is no hop. Unfortunately, during this break, Annie has been the victim of a hacker. This has continued to keep her off-line and caused her much distress. Today, Kitties Blue and I are asking for your prayers for Annie and her family as they try to straighten out this mess and get their lives back to normal.

Many of us still continue to post a Spark on Monday, as we believe in Annie’s vision: “I believe we are meant to be lights in this world. If we allow our light to shine, we can see where we are going. It is then that we can begin to truly see each other clearly. Together, we can light up the entire world!”

If you have been impacted by Winter Storm Diego, stay warm and safe.




mommakatandherbearcat December 12, 2018 at 12:15 am

I don’t envy your snow – I barely make it through winter as it is. Your Spark is so true. There were quite a few years in there that I felt completely lost – almost on hold – because I’d given up all my dreams. I don’t even know how I finally found my way – probably Bear. He’s the source of all the good in my life!
mommakatandherbearcat recently posted…Do cats need human interaction or are they completely fine on their own?My Profile

Ruby December 10, 2018 at 11:35 pm

Oh, your house looks like a post card!!! It’ s so beautifuls! You can stay here if you wants til the snow melts…it’s almost 60 this week!
Ruby ♥
Ruby recently posted…Sunday SelfieMy Profile

The Florida Furkids December 10, 2018 at 10:19 pm

Beautiful photo and beautiful Sparks!

The Florida Furkids with tons of smoochies and love to Mau from Allie
The Florida Furkids recently posted…Monday SparksMy Profile

Ellen Pilch December 10, 2018 at 7:37 pm

Beautiful photo, although when shoveling it I am sure it doesn’t seem that way. Nice spark too. XO
Ellen Pilch recently posted…Mewsic MondayMy Profile

The Island Cats December 10, 2018 at 7:22 pm

OMC! We can’t believe how much snow you got! It makes your house very pretty, though. That could be a Christmas card!
The Island Cats recently posted…Easy E’s Toasty Warm Selfie SundayMy Profile

The Swiss Cats December 10, 2018 at 3:32 pm

That’s a lot of snow ! Stay warm ! Purrs
The Swiss Cats recently posted…Marché de Noël à Montreux et 2019 Blogging Cats Weekly PlannerMy Profile

Comedy Plus December 10, 2018 at 1:07 pm

Oh my goodness. That’s a lot of snow in a short period of time. I’m glad I don’t live in snow country.

I love your Spark and it’s ever so true.

You have a beautiful home.

Have a fabulous day and week. Big hug to you and lots of scritches to all the babies. ♥
Comedy Plus recently posted…Awww MondaysMy Profile

Brian Frum December 10, 2018 at 12:34 pm

That’s way too much snow, we got lucky here. Prayer to Annie from all of us, we sure miss seeing her around. Great Spark!
Brian Frum recently posted…Mancat Monday: Weathering the StormMy Profile

Eastside Cats December 10, 2018 at 12:33 pm

We had bitter cold, but sunshine over the weekend. This photo is beautiful, but I’ll be happy if we don’t see another flake of snow for a few months!
Eastside Cats recently posted…New Box…er, um…Oval!My Profile

da tabbies o trout towne December 10, 2018 at 11:19 am

stopping bye with a hi de hoe
copy N paste said letz give it a go
wanna say HI & leeve a good werd
de food gurlz werkz a big bass terd
we hope this findz ewe doin swell
santaz comin ring de Christmas bell
sorree we haz ta uze copee N paste
we gotta sneekz a round with out haste
happee week if we due knot get bak
N joy two day N eatz a snak ♥♥☺☺☺

Katie Isabella December 10, 2018 at 9:31 am

Oh my gosh. We only got an inch or so.

Linda Arthur Tejera December 10, 2018 at 7:38 am

Your home looks so beautiful. Gosh, that’s a lot of snow. I’m afraid we’d be completely homebound with that here. We’d never be able to get down the hillside.
Linda Arthur Tejera recently posted…Wordless Wednesday (Almost!)My Profile

Teddy December 10, 2018 at 5:36 am

WOW – that’s a lot of snow and I know you got more during the night last night. Unusual to have this BIG of a snow at this time of the year but you sure made your house look warm and inviting! We love your spark too…..dreams keep us WARM don’t they.

Love, Teddy
Teddy recently posted…Pre-Tease Monday Pre-Christmas Style!My Profile

Jackie Avery December 10, 2018 at 3:49 am

The snow looks so lovely with your Christmas lights. Not so good for those of you living with it though.
Jackie Avery recently posted…Friday Flashback and Caturday Art.My Profile

Dalton/Angel-MrJackFreckles/Pipo & Angel-Minko December 10, 2018 at 2:38 am

Ooh, that snow sure looks exquisitely pretty! But for sure way too much…even by Michigan standards, MOL!

Stay warm!
Dalton/Angel-MrJackFreckles/Pipo & Angel-Minko recently posted…Almost Selfies With SantaPawsMy Profile

Summer December 10, 2018 at 2:22 am

I know you have reasons for wanting the snow to go away… but it really does look pretty!

P.S. Your comment came through! Yay!
Summer recently posted…Post-Pet Store Santa SelfiesMy Profile

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: