Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Red Sky at Night, Shepherds Delight...

Wow, what a beautiful sunrise this morning! Made me think of the saying:

Red sky at night, Shepherds delight;
Red sky at morning, Shepherds warning.

At first I couldn't think of the saying. I posted the above picture on my wall on Facebook and asked if anyone knew that saying. My friend Karen replied immediately, but she remembered it as:

Pink sky at night...sailor's delight. Pink sky at morning...sailor's take warning.

She said "I was telling that to my son on the way over to the school this morning. It looked incredible!"

Funny how we were both thinking the same thing at the same time.

Did you know that there is even reference to this saying in the bible? Matthew 16:1-4 says:

The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Jesus and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven. He replied, "When evening comes, you say, 'It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,' and in the morning, 'Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.' You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. A wicked and adulterous generation looks for a miraculous sign, but none will be given it except the sign of Jonah." Jesus then left them and went away.

They are predicting 10-20 inches of snow for this evening and tomorrow. I hope they are wrong. I'm not sure if I am ready for all the extra work that goes along with doing the chores in the snow. Guess we'll just have to wait and see...

Enjoy the video.
(Whitey, the rooster, always seems to crow on cue during these videos!)


  1. thats so cool that you named your rooster after me

  2. I remember the saying as red sky at night sailors delight red sky in the morning sailors take warning. I suspect that it has to do with weather you live near water. We didn't live near water but Penny did while she was growing up. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!