Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky at morning, gardeners, get your act together, there’s a storm coming! Okay, Browning, I am not.
It turns out, there is some credence to the old saying…
Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky at morning, sailor’s take warning.
It seems that if the particles in the air make the sunrise look red, there’s a fair chance you are on the east side of a storm system that will be arriving from the west. If the sunset is red, the storm has probably already passed.
If you are on land, it is possible that the rain will have deposited elsewhere and not make it to you. However, if you’re on the water, as sailors are, you usually feel the storms from below, even if the deck is dry from above. So, this old adage really is meant for sailors, although, we landlubbers tend to heed it to some degree.
I do find it interesting that this is true in both hemispheres. I guess I thought it would be the other way round on the other side of the equator… a typhoon of old sailor sayings. But no. Sailors are still warned by the rosy hues of a breaking dawn.
The joke at our house this spring and summer has been if we have 30% or less chance of rain, it’s going to pour. Anything above 50% chance will be dry at our house. It may come down by the bucket in some surrounding area, but the Gunz garden will still need the sprinklers on.
What does any of this have to do with gardening, paisley or plain?
It’s supposed to rain today, I have about three hours of chores to get done outside before that happens. You all have a fantastic, paisley Tuesday!
I also want to remind you to check out Project Garden Share if you haven’t already. It’s worth the trouble.
Oh and here’s some of the corn harvested…