March 8, 2019, Weather: Wet Mix, Art: Rainy Day In Boston, Thought: Why You Can Smell Rain


About an inch of snow fell overnight in northeast Oldham County. There are no road problems., pavements are clear. A mix of slushy precip will drizzle through until noon. High today will be 42. Strong storms are likely over the weekend. High Saturday – 60.


Rainy Day In Boston, 1885

Frederick Childe Hassam (October 17, 1859 – August 27, 1935) was an American Impressionist painter, noted for his urban and coastal scenes. Along with Mary Cassatt and John Henry Twachtman, Hassam was instrumental in promulgating Impressionism to American collectors, dealers, and museums. He produced over 3,000 paintings, oils, watercolors, etchings, and lithographs over the course of his career, and was an influential American artist of the early 20th century.


The Smell of Rain

“. . . rain itself has no scent. But moments before a rain event, an ‘earthy’ smell known as petrichor does permeate the air. People call it musky, fresh – generally pleasant.” Read more at

“With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.”

Max Ehrmann

Thought of the day provided by Thomas Brown – Madwillow Creekhouse.