Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Sky on Fire

Picture 1.

Picture 2.

The old saying goes “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning

I guess sailors should be delighted today. Learnt that there is some truth in this proverb from this website

It notes that Shakespeare wrote 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.

And that it is also mentioned in the Bible, (Matthew XVI: 2-3)

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.

Does anybody know of other similar sayings anywhere?

The second picture is my 21st photo entry for the 30 Days of Photos Challenge.

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1 comment:

Lucia Lai said...

hey, i love these pictures. lovely colours. where was it taken and when?

i always love 'red sky' pictures like all those sunrise pictures.

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