Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Red sky...

Tuesday is my ‘day off’ but we still get up early. My ‘treat’ is that on my day off I can eat breakfast before I shower. Tim set off for the Birmingham office at about 6.30, and shortly after I received a text. It was short and to the point – “red sky”.

I dashed out to the garden but the pics really don’t do justice to such a beautiful sky.








I’m out with my ‘women wot walk’ group today, so  hope that this wonderful red sky isn’t an accurate prediction of the weather to come!

Red sky at night; shepherd's (or sailor's) delight,
Red sky in the morning; shepherd's (or sailor's) warning.

I suppose the weather had great significance for both shepherds and sailors...

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  1. Hello Gaynor:
    What amazing pictures. We do hope that the old adage does not apply for you today when you are out walking. Here it is sunny and warm for the time of year.

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    1. It started to rain at about 12.30 but we were in the coffee shop by then :o)

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  2. What a beautiful sky but I know how you feel. So often I take a photo of a lovely sky only to find that the picture does not do it justice. Hope that the warning was wrong and that you had a good day. Pouring with rain here still! Take care Diane

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    1. Here as well, Diane. The weather was fine for most of the walk.

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  3. My excuse - I didn't have my camera and in stationary traffic (as usual) on the M6 driving into the Birmingham office.

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    1. I don't know whether I dare say it, but you'll need to get up even earlier if you want to avoid the traffic jams into and around Birmingham...

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  4. Lovely sky! We at least Tim had something to look at from the car. Enjoy your walk. P.

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    1. It was absolutely gorgeous, Tim.

      If I hadn't have still been in my dressing gown I'd have gone into the field and been able to compose a better photograph.

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  5. Lovelies skies, I remember that old saying well.

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  6. Oh quelles jolie peisages!! :0)

    bonne journee!!
    xxx Maria xxx

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  7. Stunning even if it was better in real life! Thanks for getting up to capture it for us. I think the adage is usually quite true too. Coming from West Yorks, we always said 'shepherd' - I've never heard the sailor bit, but I guess even more important for them.
    Axxx

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    1. I always remember saying shepherd's for the night and sailor's for the morning.

      Mixed up as usual...

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  8. We do the pessimist's version here, which starts "Red sky at night, shepherds take fright".

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