Saturday, November 3, 2007

"Red Sky at Night"

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Red skies over Connecticut

While Amanda and I were driving to Cromwell last night to meet up with Carrie & Mags, the skies were turning a beautiful shade of red as the sun set in the west. Amanda took some pictures from the sunroof of the car as we drove down Route 2 at 65 mph and all things considered I think they came out pretty good!

Red skies over Connecticut

Whenever the sky is red like that, I always remember the saying "Red in the morning, sailors take warning; red sky at night, sailor's delight." that my Mom taught to me when I was just a kid. My Mom learned it from her father but the saying actually originated in the New Testament Book of Matthew, Chapter 16, Verses 2 & 3 when Jesus "... answered and said unto them, "When it is 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 lowring."

Normally, the saying proves pretty accurate when it comes to dusk (though not so accurate when it comes to dawn!) but in the case of this weekend, it was completely and totally off-base as we're being hit by the remnants of Hurricane Noel, the fifth hurricane of the 2007 season that has now become a huge coastal storm over the northwest Atlantic. It's about as rainy and windy as it can get out there today with predicted wind gusts of 65 mph along the coast! Had sailors been relying on last night's sky to determine their weather for today, I'm afraid they would have been sadly mistaken but it was awful pretty, wasn't it??

12 comments:

  1. Great photographs Linda. Beautiful too even though you were traveling 65MPH. Have a great weekend. :)

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  2. I love sunsets! these are great shots....wonder what amanda's hair looked like at 65 mph....laughing...

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  3. Gorgeous shots. Those colours came out so well!

    NaBlpoMo seems like a fun idea! I'm loving Nanowrimo at the mo and would certainly appreciate any free publicity on the campaign you're willing to give.

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  4. Wow! Those are some amazing photos! :)

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  5. That sky is gorgeous. One of the things I really enjoy about living in the pacific northwest is that the sky is so often cloudy, which makes for beautiful sunsets.

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  6. Gorgeous photos - but you take care of yourself and your girls in those storms!!!

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  7. Love the photos! Keep safe in the storm. You're getting the kind of weather we should be getting.

    We've been so blessed here (central west coast Florida) again this year. Not one hurricane or Tropical Storm. Hopefully next year will be the same.

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  8. Fabulous photos of a fabulous sunset Linda. x

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  9. I think I fixed the comment snafu.
    I never changed my email address when I moved so when it was telling you there was a error with Verizon it was because I no longer have a Verizon email account...sorry.
    Great shots of the red sky ...was it because of Noel?

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  10. great photos! I love sunsets too.
    My father taught me the "red sky at night" saying but I didn't know it originated from the Bible

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  11. Gorgeous pics. I love a beautiful sunset / sky at dusk.
    Love,
    Pinky

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