“A wise old owl lived in an oak;
The more he saw the less he spoke;
The less he spoke the more he heard...
Why can't we all be like that bird?”
― Edward Hersey Richards




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Drink up me 'earties. Yo ho...

...a Pirate's life for me. The romance and intrigue of pirating way back when...well, I'm havin' day dreams about Jack Sparrow as I entwine my fingers through the pirate's dreadlocks/beard! :sigh: And, 'really bad eggs'!!



linking to Good Fences


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Do you believe weather predictions in the morning sky as the sun rises or at night when the sun sets....do you believe the old adage:

Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning?


linking to:  Skywatch Friday

I like the ancient mariners' rhyme, and often quote it. But do I believe it? Well, to be honest, by the time the sun is high in the sky or by the time it's actually storming with winds howling and rain pouring...I have already forgotten what the sky was like at sunrise. That's just me.   But, I like the rhyme. It has a mysterious mystique to it. And there are other references to the red skies ---One, Shakespeare's "Like a red morn that ever yet betokened, Wreck to the seaman, tempest to the field, Sorrow to the shepherds, woe unto the birds, Gusts and foul flaws to herdmen and to herds." in his play Venus and Adonis. Yet another red sky verse can be found in the bible --"When in evening, ye say, it will be fair weather: For the sky is red. And in the morning, it will be foul weather today; for the sky is red and lowering."

In a scientific point of view...in reality, this I found on a weather site [which I can't recall exactly where I found it; I forgot to save link] ---

Red sky at night, sailors delight.
When we see a red sky at night, this means that the setting sun is sending its light through a high concentration of dust particles. This usually indicates high pressure and stable air coming in from the west. Basically good weather will follow.

Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning.
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.


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...and when the sun is high in the sky -two kinds of pelicans reflected...


perching on the wood are brown pelicans
in the water, of course, is a white pelican
linking to Weekend Reflections

90 comments :

  1. Ye Gads, you've run off with a pirate! Arrrr! I love your scientific explanation of the red sky sayings, I have never read anything like this that explains the science behind it! The pelican shot is wonderful!

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  2. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

    My Dad would have been thrilled down to his toes with your pelican shot, (as am I) he absolutely loved pelicans... almost as much as he loved meerkats!

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    1. ...I like the 'comical' meerkats too.

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  3. OMG; what GORGEOUS picture of pelican with great reflection and the waves(^_^)v We have small pelican island in our city park,. I LOVE your pelican shot, Anni♡♡♡ 
    Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

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    1. ...it makes me feel good to know you enjoyed the pelican reflection Miyako

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  4. A red sky always makes me recite that little poem. I can't say if I believe it or not like you by the time the sun has risen I've forgotten all about it

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    1. Yep, 8 hours or more is a long time memory...that doesn't work with me most times. lol

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  5. I often recite that little ditty. Great photo of the pelican. I didn't even know pelicans came in brown. And as for the pirates, I've always heard 'we are pirates, we don't do anything,' from Veggie Tales. :-) When I've had a particularly unproductive day, my husband calls me a pirate. Looks like you were quite taken with Jack Sparrow. lol

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    1. Ya, it's a good thing the fence held me back or Jack and I would've sailed into the sunset together.

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  6. Careful! Hubs will be jealous. :) Like you, I forget what the sky looked like in the morning. Now I'm going to have to pay attention next time I see a red sky. Love that pelican shot! And t hanks for your nice comment on my post yesterday.

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    1. ....your post and answers yesterday were fantastic. Exceptional.

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  7. Hi Anni, love the pirates! And your sky shot is gorgeous! The pelican is my favorite, a great shot! Happy 4th of July!

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    1. ...thanks Eileen. And have a happy holiday yourself....stay safe.

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  8. I do believe in the red sky in the morning adage. I see the early sky on my way in to work and it often is true.
    Love that pelican shot!

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    1. I love the red skies...no matter the weather prediction/adage. Thanks Mari.

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  9. the pirates are interesting! thanks for linking in! loved the reflection shot.

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  10. I once did a lot of research on pirates and, hmmmm, they were an aggressive lot! I LOVE the shot of the pelican. :)

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    1. ...thanks!!! Researching pirates and the lore would be an interesting subject I would think.

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  11. great captures Anni. beautiful sky photo and yes I find it comes true at times.

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  12. Oh yes, it is a life for me too! I have lived by the sky for years, having learned that from my wee young childhood days! Fun photos, and your last one is stunning.

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  13. I've lived at the coast for 30 years now and, having married someone who has never lived away from the coast and whose family has been in the area since before time began...yes, I believe those old adages. Not to mention that it has proven true time and time again around here. I do love the pirate tales from our area too. I can't tell you how many times I've gone to the Provost dungeon downtown Charleston to listen to the stories! :)

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    1. Charleston? Hope Arthur isn't gonna put a damper on your celebrations for the 4th!!! Stay safe.

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  14. What great pictures! He's a pretty gnarly looking guy, Anni, is that your type? And I listen to that old adage, too. It seems pretty right on to me. Have a GREAT holiday! :-)

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    1. ...no, it's the high seas adventures!! LOL

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  15. Love that pelican! and Yes, I do believe that old adage.

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  16. Hi Anni. Love the pit ate theme with their fences and also the wonderful reflection shot with the pelican. Regarding the "red sky etc" you may not know. But every Sunday I post an Sunday Thought and 2 weeks ago ( you will find it on Monday 23june in my posts). The bible mentions that very quote.

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    1. Yep...Margaret, I mentioned the Bible passage above.

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  17. What a romance with a pirate! Eek ! I remember my mum telling me the red-skies-at- night-theory. LOVED the pelican and the reflections!

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  18. Good and well about the scientific explanation, but since the old saying seems to be true, I'll live by that one instead :)

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    1. I like the rhyme myself. You and me both.

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  19. yes, i have always beleived the red sky at night thing.. and once a year or so again i found the same thing you did, i remember reading it. i was looking up mackerel sky which means the weather is about to change and every time i see one it does change.. love that shot of the pelicans... and i like pirates to

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    1. I had to look up mackerel sky...interesting!!!

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  20. Gorgeous shot of the pelicans. I have a neighbor who is always quoting different sayings about the weather....she is usually pretty accurate!
    God bless your day.

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    1. I like hearing them myself...most of the quotes/adages hold true in some way.

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  21. Nice collection of pirates!

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  22. Anni what a great post.....thank B for taking the photo of you with your 'other' love. LOL
    The last photo of the pelicans is amazing!!! Standing ovation.
    I'm delighted to say our grocery store had Noosa on sale today 3 for 5....I love the strawberry rhubarb!! Thanks for the intro to it several months ago

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    1. I tellya, I too look each time I'm at the store to see if it's on sale...it's costly, but OH SO WORTH it.

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  23. I actually use that old mariner's rhyme all the time "Red at night, sailor's delight; Red in the morning, sailor take warning". Like you, though, I rarely remember! LOL Great photos - always!

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  24. LOL! I'm thinking it would be hard to run your hands through Jack Sparrow's beard or hair. Haha! Oh yes, the sea and ocean can certainly draw a person in can't they?
    Wonderful.
    xo Catherine

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    1. I was kinda dirty...but probably no from whale grease. LOL

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  25. For every meme the right and beautiful photo.

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    1. ...thanks...I try to do the same each week.

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  26. Like the picture of you with "that guy". I always look to see if the moon is holding water the way my elderly neighbor taught me when I was young.

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    1. Yep, I remember my mom with the 'dry moon or wet moon'.

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  27. Beautiful, dramatic skies and I love the words, hadn't read those in quite some time, but they've always been a favorite. And, of course, I love your feathered friend!! Thanks for sharing, Anni!! Hope you have a very Happy 4th of July!! Enjoy!

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  28. Cute pirate pics Anni! A beautiful sky and awesome pelican reflections!

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  29. I think there is a nugget of truth to some of those old sayings. Loved seeing you caressing the dreadlocks of Jack Sparrow...haha. You are too cute. Have a great 4th! See you next week!! Oh! And I absolutely adored the reflection of the pelican.

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    1. ...thanks Gail...have a great holiday yourself.

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  30. Annie, Jack Sparrow would be proud to call you his wench. The old rhyme is like any other truism, it hold true for part of the time.

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    1. Oh I like that....me, a wench!!!! Cool

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  31. Hi There, Just stopping by to say "Happy 4th of July".... Hope you have an incredible weekend whether you are traveling, with family or friends --or like us, just enjoying being home! We hope to grill a couple of steaks tomorrow. Our weather here is awesome right now...God Bless American --and God Bless YOU.

    Love the details about the "Red Sky at Night" saying.. I knew it --and what it means, but didn't know the details. Thanks!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. Have a happy holiday too Betsy.

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  32. Wow, beautiful red sky, regardless of what it means for upcoming weather!

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  33. That last shot is wonderful!!!

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    1. ...happy to know you enjoyed the pelican Rose

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  34. Fun pirate pics and a great sky photo. I like the old rhyme, but to be honest...I'm rarely up early enough to watch the sunrise. ,-)

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    1. ...thanks Heather...my favorite time of day is sunrise.

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  35. Came from SWF.
    Wonderful red sky. Enjoying yout post.

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  36. A wonderful sky! And the reflection ... gorgeous! The Pirate photos are so fun and great!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  37. You have a great sense of humour Anni! I also like red skies whatever message they are sending. All good photos and good fun. Enjoy what is left of the 4th.

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    1. ...thanks...hope you had a good day yesterday also.

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  38. Thank you for explaining the red sky theories. We rarely see pelicans here. Did you get close for this shot or use a zoom lens?

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    1. Well, Shirley....it's a short zoom...it wasn't that far away from the boardwalk, but a bit of a distance, so I zoomed in partially.

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  39. Really neat post, Anni. Most often I think those old sayings have their basis in fact. We have started the monsoons. It was nice and wet today for all the fireworks so A Mountain didn't burn up! :-) The rain is such a delight this time of year, as you well know. I also love the clouds that accompany all this weather. They are often very striking and sometimes colorful too. Drama to break up the everyday hot sun and blue sky! :-)

    Oh don't worry about trying to comment more than once. It happens sometimes.

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    1. "A Mountain"....my goodness, I had forgotten about that!!! Oh I know just what the sky is like during the monsoons there....and a passing storm can create so much color and drama!!!

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  40. You like sailors, huh? Jack Sparrow seems a little scary and unstable to me. My husband's pretty good at knowing what's about to happen with the weather based on how the sky looks. He studies the clouds and which way they're moving. Meanwhile, I'm looking it up on an app on my phone!

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    1. ...when I day dream "Unstable" is my middle name. LOL [I use the weather app too]

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  41. I think I finally understand that whole thing, Never made sense before.

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    1. ....well, then, glad you stopped by if I could help you out.

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  42. I can never remember the sayings that go with the signs! :) That last shot is a doozy- fantastic!

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  43. I love me some Johnny Depp!!!! I have a POC poster on my guest room closet door!!!
    I look at him often......

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    1. I have several...two of POC and one of him in Alice. LOL

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  44. I do believe that old adage and it never fails! As for Cap'n Jack Sparrow...very nice, thank you! We have lots of white pelicans here. I often see them floating on the Broadwater or flying overhead.

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    1. I like both the white and the brown pelicans.

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