Friday, October 28, 2011

Red Sky at Night - Sailors Delight

A saying I heard in my childhood, "Red sky in morning, sailors take warning; red sky at night, sailors delight." Apparently a red sky in the morning bode ill for sailing ships, but a beautiful red sunset was a sign of good seas ahead. (If I knew a sailor I might letter that in calligraphy.)

Sailors tonight should have enjoyed the seas (does that apply to the Ohio River, do you think?) if this beautiful sunset was any indication. The only thing that could have made it any more beautiful, actually, would have been if I were viewing it from a beach instead of from my porch.

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