Friday, 6 November 2009

Red sky in the MORNING ...















It's 7.15 am here in the UK and I've just taken this photograph of the dawn sky, amazing. The photograph doesn't do the colour justice, it's a really red sky. Mind you, it doesn't bode well for the rest of the day. The old saying "Red sky at night, shepherd's delight; red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning" really does seem to hold true. I forgot to bring the washing in last night, so any drying that might have happened yesterday will have been completely wasted! So I'd better get going and bring it in before it gets even wetter.

I've just finished this little Christmas cushion. I used Lynette Anderson's 'Christmas Morning' pattern that I won in here give-away earlier this year. I didn't have the same buttons that she had used, but found some others that do very nicely.

11 comments:

anne bebbington said...

I'm afraid it's far more overcast and dull this side of Somerset and the forecast is not good - but.....

it is Friday!!!! :o) Thank Goodness!

Amelia said...

Certainly some beautiful stitching on that pillow.

Stay dry and warm as you enter into the weekend!

Amy (lilme2_99) said...

BEAUTIFUL picture! Wow, I can only imagine the true color since you said the picture didn't do it justice.

Lynn said...

What a beautiful sunrise - maybe the price to pay for such a wonderful sight is a rainy day afterwards. The cushion is just wonderful. A lovely addition to your Christmas decorations.

Jo, a retired teacher said...

Looks beautiful anyway. Thanks for sharing.

Kay said...

Your proverb reminded me of a book I remember reading to my class but the book by Tomie dePaola (I think it was.) said sailor delight so I looked it up to get the lowdown. Here's some of what I found.

"Shakespeare said something similar in his play, Venus and Adonis. “Like a red morn that ever yet betokened, Wreck to the seaman, tempest to the field, Sorrow to the shepherds, woe unto the birds, Gusts and foul flaws to herdmen and to herds.”

In the Bible, (Matthew XVI: 2-3,) Jesus said, “When in evening, ye say, it will be fair weather: For the sky is red. And in the morning, it will be foul weather today; for the sky is red and lowering.”

Weather lore has been around since people needed to predict the weather and plan their activities. Sailors and farmers relied on it to navigate ships and plant crops.

But can weather lore truly predict the weather or seasons?

Weather lore concerning the appearance of the sky, the conditions of the atmosphere, the type or movement of the clouds, and the direction of the winds may have a scientific basis and likely can predict the weather.

In order to understand why “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning” can predict the weather, we must understand more about weather and the colors in the sky."

Ahhh... so there you have it... more than you wanted to know. It's funny because Art and I were just talking about it a couple of days ago when my mother said another version of the saying.

Janice said...

What a stunning sunrise! Well done on having your cushion ready for Christmas. It looks terrific. I love Lynette's style.

Chookyblue...... said...

nice sunrise pic...........had a really beautiful sunset the other day.....

Gina said...

Fabulous photo of the sky. Love the cushion

Love and hugs Gina xxx

call me crazy said...

Wonderful photo! We lived near the ocean, so red sky at morning was always followed by 'sailors take warning'. Love your little cushion too.

Margo in Maine said...

beautiful sky!!!