Sailors Take Warning

I’m sure most have heard the expression “Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning.” This was the sky on the way to work this morning and it got me to thinking about this old expression. Many cultures have tried for centuries to predict the weather. For many societies planting and harvesting crops were significant for survival. Seasons can affect the environment catastrophically.

Of course this all comes down to the fragileness of life and the quest for reassurances about the future. From savings accounts to crystal balls, from eating healthy to tarot cards, we all want to know if tomorrow brings with it security or scarcity, comfort or challenges, joys or sorrows. Helpless as we are to control the world, we look for signs. We grasp at past events to predict the future, and remember a rhyme we were taught as children, to give us foresight and courage for the day to come.

Nikon D800 Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 230mm f/8 ISO 100 1/6 sec