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Monday, February 19, 2018

Snow & President's Day

Words in this post title have nothing in common, except that one happened here overnight this weekend and today is a U.S. holiday. 

PresidentsDay is solely an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February and now viewed as the day to celebrate all U.S. presidents, past and present. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it's officially called Washington's Birthday by the federal government. 

Some states have separate days to celebrate the birthdays of Washington (Feb 22), Abraham Lincoln (Feb 12) and others. President's Day was created and moved as part of the 1971 Uniform Monday Holiday Act that created more 3-day weekends for federal U.S. workers — it's a holiday for the U.S. postal system, banks, stock markets, courts, division of motor vehicles and public schools and all are closedIt's not a holiday for most businesses and grocery and retail store employees, but it's become a major U.S. sales weekend.


Snow arrived in Nashua, NH overnight on Saturday and lasted into early Sunday morning. Total accumulation was less than 5 inches of a wet snow. It melted quickly on walkways and roads thanks to above freezing temperatures. It was a pretty early morning view.


These special effects (focal zoom and posterize) were created from a couple of snow scenics (just for fun).





Hope your weekend was a good one. Most of the snow here was off the trees by late afternoon. Daytime temperatures are forecast to reach near 60 degrees by midweek so a lot more snow melt will occur. Enjoy the day off if it's a holiday for you. 

16 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

We have a holiday too -- Family Day. It is pretty well celebrated the same way as yours. We had no snow overnight, but a nice sunrise this morning.

possum said...

Like that view up the river. The snow makes cities look so much prettier.

Sandra said...

all four of your views are AMAZING and oh so beautiful

mamasmercantile said...

Beautiful views and the special effect photos were a delight.

Anonymous said...

Happy Presidents' Day! Aloha from Hawaii.

Lois Evensen said...

How pretty! What beautiful images!

The snow was about the same here in Cincinnati, only less of it. It was heavy and wet. It was pretty, but disappeared quickly.

Emma Springfield said...

It looks like you had a pretty hoar frost too. The scenery is gorgeous.

Connie said...

The trees look so pretty with snow on the branches. It is fairly warm but raining here today. Hope you enjoy the holiday.

My name is Erika. said...

Beautiful snowy photos. We had a lot of melt today too. Just let it keep on melting I say. And lucky those schools with today off. But 4 days and counting until winter break . Happy Presidents Day.

Michelle said...

Amazing views! We have enjoyed our day off from school.

DUTA said...

I like the informative nature of your post.
Snow makes for some beautiful pictures. A day off is always a good thing, and a
good reason to celebrate, whether one calls it a President Day or St. Patrick's Day.

Valerie said...

Love the photographs. Snow is definitely photogenic although I am rather pleased ours has disappeared!

Lynn said...

I love your view. It being a holiday didn't seem to help with the morning commute, but was good on the way home. :)

Christina said...

It looks absolutely beautiful!

William Kendall said...

Lovely snowy scenes! Yesterday was a holiday here too, Family Day.

baili said...

Happy President day my friend!
we don't celebrate such day here but only the birthdays of our great late leaders who fought for the freedom of country.

i totally fall in love with place where you live dear!
What a magical view and so amazingly captured!
the fun change in pics is wonderful .

more blessings to you!

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