The way to love someone
is to lightly run your finger over that person's soul
until you find a crack,
and then gently pour your love into that crack.
~Keith Miller

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Red dawn from Feb 2010

“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.” ~Shakespeare in his play Venus and Adonis (again via Ms. Harwell)
Weather systems typically move from west to east, and red clouds result when the sun shines on their undersides at either sunrise or sunset.[6][7] At these two times of day, the sun's light is passing at a very low angle through a great thickness of atmosphere, the result of which is the scattering out of most of the shorter wavelengths — the greens, blues, and violets — of the visible spectrum, and so sunlight is heavy at the red end of the spectrum. If the morning skies are red, it is because clear skies to the east permit the sun to light the undersides of moisture-bearing clouds coming in from the west. Conversely, in order to see red clouds in the evening, sunlight must have a clear path from the west in order to illuminate moisture-bearing clouds moving off to the east. There are many variations on this piece of lore, but they all carry the same message.

Matthew 16:2-3 -- [Jesus] replied,
"When evening comes, you say,
'It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.'
And in the morning,
'Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.

As I woke up today I saw the most amazing morning sky. The dark fully saturated blue was striped with siren red and thin slices of white. It reminded me of the flag of Britian.
I thought to get my camera and go to the front porch - what a wonderful picture, I thought.
I hurried...but in a half a minute that sky was gone...blanketed by a lower level blowing in from the West
1325Z 34006 +6 clrblw120 -2/-7 3008
hmmm I'll need to go look because the ATIS is indicating yet another change...Winds from the NNW would be right for the high pressure, but earlier reading indicated that the high red clouds indicated falling pressure which will always lead to worsening weather - from my prospective worsening. We expect rain today and possible snow. We are almost coastal here where I live. Snow is a rare treat. Well - today I have a sweet errand to run - we have a new 15 year old in the house - asking ready Mom?!?! - I am morning blogging in my pjs with a cup of coffee - or I was. LOL sweetness calls.


Noella said...

Deann, thank you for your very kind comments on my blog. You have encouraged me to begin writing again! Life has held a lot of change this last year, some more challenges, but lots of blessings.

I'm going to enjoy reading and following your blogs now I have 'met' you. Isn't Dave's blog wonderful? He is a fine man and pilot!

If you want to email me on you are very welcome.


DeAnn said...

Just now seeing this Noella ... Yes, Captain Dave's blog is inspired writing doubt he is an awesome aviator and a super person as well.

Loved seeing your recent photos taken over this way! ~D