Thursday, 6 December 2018

Shepherd's Warning

Red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning...



We had the most amazing sunrise this morning.  Paul took this photo while out with Rick; the church tower makes a fine silhouette.

I took these photos from the kitchen sink...

the camera didn't capture the deep red hues

arty farty version (shaky hands with the camera!)




23 comments:

  1. Sue what is a shepherds warning? Beautiful Beauiful.

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    1. Red skies in the morning usually indicate bad weather coming. Red skies at night (shepherd's delight) indicate good weather. Something to do with the light reflection on the clouds.

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    2. Thank you for answering my question. That is wonderful. I will remember it always and when I see a red sky I will remember Sue.

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  2. Wow - wonderful photos. Like the arty farty one too!

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    1. I think it would make an interesting painting.

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  3. It's not a shepherd's warning... it's a sailor's warning. "Red sky at night - a shepherd's delight etc." Sorry Sue but I was once a teacher. I can't help myself.

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    1. All these years I've been saying it wrong!

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    2. Now I have researched it a little and it seems there are different versions of the old rhyme. It can indeed be a "shepherd's warning". I apologise for any distress my earlier comment may have caused.

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    3. I'm very distressed but I'll get over it. In time.

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  4. I jusr can't get my camera on a setting to take this kind of colour - it is beautiful and certainly we didn't have that here.

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    1. My camera always disappoints when I try and capture a vivid colour.

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  5. Funnily enough I was trying to explain this to a couple of workers in the vines this am. They are from Portugal and I think that a lot got lost in translation.
    We all agreed that it was good to look at and there was no rain at the time.

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    1. Do you say shepherd or sailor?

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    2. Sailor. But I realied long before the end of our 'conversation' that these wise old sayings don't relate to other parts of the world where they have Climate rather than Weather.

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  6. Red sky at night, shepherd's delight,red sky in the morning, shepherd's warning. I could see a very odd coloured sky from my bed and thought it was a storm coming, so got out and had a look. It was all part of the sunrise in a very grey sky.

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    1. It was quite exceptional here this morning, only lasted about ten minutes. Mother Nature showing off. A bit drizzly and damp here today but not bad weather.

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  7. Lovely photos.Did you take them with a phone or a camera?

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    1. Paul used his phone for the top pic, I used a camera. I think the phone got the best results.

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  8. Beautiful. We've been having the same here. Two evenings ago, I couldn't understand why the sitting room was so red. It was all that outdoor Shepherd's delight.

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    1. It was beautiful but very fleeting, followed by greay skies.

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  9. I love that bottom picture...it would look great on your wall !

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    1. I might try and recreate it with paints onto canvas one day.

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