I woke up earlier than usual this morning, my room bathed in a crimson glow. Looking out my window, I saw that the sky looked incredible. I also knew that it takes only seconds for it to change and by the time I decided to get up, then get myself downstairs and the right lens on the camera, less than two minutes had passed and it had already changed to this orange and lavender color.
It really is beautiful, but I remembered the old adage: “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning”. This old saying is one I’ve always found to be true.
A red sunrise reflects the dust particles of a system that has just passed from the west. This indicates that a storm system may be moving to the east. If the morning sky is a deep fiery red, it means a high water content in the atmosphere. So, rain is on its way. (Excerpted from Fun Science Facts by the Library of Science).
I came back upstairs and shot this photo from my bedroom window.
Today was spent doing mundane chores in the morning and then a surprise early-afternoon appointment at my favorite hair salon. I say a surprise because I only called to see if they had anything for next week or the following, and was shocked to find that they had a cancellation so close to New Year’s Eve. First though, I had to make another visit to the dump to take all the recyclables. My husband packed the car and George hopped in for the ride. I wore my fashionable new Carhart vest to the dump then to the fancy pants salon.
Love that vest.
While at the salon, I sat in a chair along a row of other women who were having color done. The colorist to my left was talking to her client, telling her about her step-mother who she seemed to like. She was glad she married her dad but was saying what a kook she’d gone out with before she met him.
As I sat there, I realized that one of my friends was dating this very same kook. I finally excused myself and asked where this person was from, and what he looked like. And that confirmed it. Gah!
I drive half an hour to get to my hair salon, which is outside of Wilmington DE. Whouda thunk?
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So what are your plans for New Year’s? We’re just having a quiet one here.
To learn more about weather lore and proverbs visit the Fun Science Facts by the Library of Congress.