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12 January 2013
Red Sky - a bright tomorrow?

Red Sky Over Neath

Photo taken tonight by Mike Davies

What does it Mean? 
This is the first part of the weather-lore rhyme:

Red sky at night; shepherds delight,
Red sky in the morning; shepherds warning.

Sometimes the phrase involves sailors rather than shepherds - both have a more than usual interest in the weather.

The saying is very old and quite likely to have been passed on by word of mouth for some time before it was ever written down. There is a written version in Matthew XVI in the Wyclif Bible, from as early as 1395.

NOTE .... We do try to look on the bright side of life - sometimes!


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