Monday, April 1, 2013

A is for A red sky at night...

Welcome to my first post of the 2013 A to Z challenge.  This is my third time doing this challenge, the first time I participated I went through the Newfoundland Alphabet, the second time I went through Newfoundland Communities.  This year, I'm going to take you again to my island, this time via Newfoundland colloquialisms, lore, music and recipes. 


"A red Sky at Night - Sailor's Delight;  A red Sky in the Morning - Sailor's Warning"
A red sunset is a sign of fine weather, a red dawn is a sign of rain and storm.

Traditional Newfoundland fishermen were very conscious of the weather.  They had to foretell weather from the signs they observed in nature, and plan their trips carefully.




- Hope everyone had a great Easter weekend, we are spending the day driving back from my parents house to our part of the bay :)


36 comments:

  1. I didn't know there was truth to that saying!

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    1. my grandfather swore by that expression

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  2. swap in the word sailor for shepherd and you have our version of the saying in the UK :)

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    1. :) I guess sheperds need to know the forecast too

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  3. I absolutely love this saying and it's a great start to the challenge, love learning about Newfoundland. Have a great Easter Monday as well Bay Girl!

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    1. Hope you had a great Easter yourself :)

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  4. We use that but like Laura we say shepherd. Great start to the A to Z :-)

    Rosalind Adam is Writing in the Rain

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    1. thanks - the pic was taken this fall

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  6. I always thought it was:
    Red Sky at Night, Sailor's Delight
    Red Sky in Morning, Oh Crap and Me Without an Umbrella
    Yours is much more poetic

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  7. I think that little saying is pretty much global. I wasn't up in time to see sunrise this morning but judging by the looks of things out there I'm willing to bet it was really really red.

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    1. hopefully the weather clears up! we were dumped with 30 cm of snow on sat past

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  8. Love the saying and I find it is true. Maybe next year I will be brave enough to try this challenge

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    1. Its a great challenge - you really should give it a try :)

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  9. Yup, that's a true saying if there ever was one! Love the photo.

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  10. Red sky at night
    Photographer's delight...

    Nice start!

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  11. Great post! I'm looking forward to discover Newfoundland with you.

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    1. there is loads to discover, hope you stick around :)

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  12. Cape Codders also swear by 'red sky at morning, sailors take warning, red sky at night, sailor's delight'. It's really true too.

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  13. We use that saying all of the time and it mostly seems to be true. Beautiful picture. Great start to the A to Z challenge. This is a first time for me. I'm hoping it will breathe some life into my blog and my blogging. We'll see. Beautiful picture.

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    1. A to Z is a great challenge - I wish you all the best with it :)

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  14. I enjoyed 'visiting' the place with you. Spectacular photograph. Good luck with the Challenge. Hope to see more.
    Silvia @ Silvia Writes

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    1. Thanks, and the best of luck to you also :)

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  15. Amazing picture! I have flown OVER NFL but never set foot in it. Someday maybe I'll get to :)

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    1. One of these days you'll have to touch down - its a great spot :)

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  16. Beautiful sunset! Looking forward to the rest of your A - Z posts!

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