Thursday, 5 September 2013

shepherd’s warning

The lazy days of summer are coming to an end. There’s an old Cumbrian saying: ‘Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight. Red sky at morning, shepherd’s warning.’ I took this photo yesterday morning from my attic window. They haven’t come to an end yet, but I’m sure they will soon.

…and this one was taken two days later (5th September). The apocalypse must surely be lurking just around the corner.


  1. I've never heard it with Shepherds in mind. I've only heard the sailor version.
    ‘Red sky at night, sailor's delight. Red sky at morning, sailor take warning."

    1. I come from a part of the world where sheep herding is an important part of the local economy Pat.


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