Red Skies At Night…


My dad had a load of sayings that he’d used to explain things to me, the bewildered son. His favorite was  “red skies at night, sailor’s delight, red skies in morning, sailor’s warning. I didn’t question the message. Turns out this age old adage–forms of it appear in the Bible and in Shakespeare–is fairly accurate.  Weather tends to move with westerly winds. The red  glow in the skies reflects moisture content. So, when you see red in the morning, storms could be ahead and at sunset, the storms have blown by, or are forming out at sea. This photo was taken at sunset.

So, every time I take a photo of red skies, I instinctively murmur the adage and think of my dad.

One thought on “Red Skies At Night…

  1. Rich,

    Like you I remember this adage. Dad used so many idiomatic expressions and I have picked them up,too. My own children made fun of me when I used “to beat the band” and 6 of one and half a dozen of the other. Loved your post.

    Sent from my iPhone



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