Sailors Take Warning….

imageIt’s been awhile since I blogged. Much is happening with some family members and other elements of life outside of teaching and writing that has been taking up more of my time that usual. Punctuating this is a fall I took on the ice that caused me to crack my head hard enough to require a trip to the ER. Ultimately, I’ll be fine, but I’m not as young as I used to be, and the goose egg on my head and lower spine, combined with lots of achy stiffness, is slowing me down.

But this is a pic I snapped this morning on my way out the back door to drive to my teaching job 30 minutes away. The “rising sun” sky here looks a lot more gold than it looked to the naked eye: it was much more crimson and ruby, and the old saying sprang into my head. “Pink at night, sailors delight. Pink in the morning, sailors take warning.”

Of course this means we’re supposed to watch out for bad weather. I don’t think there is any in the forecast until Saturday, but I guess I’d better go check.

What do you think of old sayings? Do you have any favorites or any that seem to be more “true” than others? Please share in the comments – and thanks for stopping by! 🙂

6 thoughts on “Sailors Take Warning….

    • I find that the little things that come up that remind us of loved ones, especially parents and especially if they are no longer with us, are often unexpected and can be comforting but poignant too. It depends on where we are in the process of grieving or remembering, I suppose, but I love that sense of connection. Thanks for commenting!

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  1. Patricia Gracey says:

    It’s in the Bible: Matthew 16:2-3New International Version (NIV)

    2 He replied, “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ 3 and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times

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    • Awesome – I’d forgotten about this one. I think many of our “sayings” came from the Bible – or even the Torah or other original texts (but more from the Bible since many of the sayings have European/Christian origin). It’s wonderful to be able to trace them back to their religious and cultural sources. Thanks for the comment, Pat! 🙂


  2. My dad used to tell me “don’t take any wooden nickels son” . I am sorry to hear Mary that you took a fall and hit your head. I am glad you are okay. That happened to my wife a few years ago when she fell on some black ice and she spent a lot of time trying to get her back fixed at the chiropractor office after the fall. Be careful out there!

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