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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Weather Predictions

I'm fascinated with the old sayings about weather.  Farmers and fishers often relied on these signs. They are often called Old Wive's Tales by some - but I'm not so sure I like that title.  Here are a few 

Red sky at night, sailors delight.
Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning
A wind from the south has rain in its mouth.

When clouds look like rocks and towers, the Earth will be refreshed by showers.

Halos around the sun or moon indicate a rain or snow (in winter) real soon.

Clear moon, frost soon (Autumn saying)

Mares' tails and mackerel scales make tall ships take in their sails.

All photos were straight out of the camera - the only editing done was a little cropping

24 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Wow, gorgeous sky captures. The first two and the moon are my favorites.. Have a happy day!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I haven't heard all of these sayings but they are probably very true. I remember my Grandpa always looking at the barometer in the mornings to decide what the day would hold. Sweet hugs, Diane

Nancy's Notes said...

Great sayings and what stunning shots! Each and everyone of them is just awesome! Great post! I'm off to look up at the sky!

Powell River Books said...

Some of those are new to me. I saw sundogs around the sun coming home from the movies here in Bellingham last night. - Margy

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Have you heard 'rain before seven, fine by eleven'?
My grandmother used to look out of the window when it was raining and say'if you can see enough blue to make a sailor a pair of trousers it will be fine'. Hmmm. :o)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I learned that sun dogs (halos around the sun) means that the weather is going to change -- if it's mild, it will get bitterly cold and if cold, it will get mild. It always seems to get bitterly cold though, LOL!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful photos and interesting weather lore. The meteorologist, Cindy Day, at CTV News in Halifax as written a book called "Grandma Says" with lots of weather lore in it. I've heard some of these before. The native peoples also have a great knowledge of weather in nature.

barbara woods said...

i live in Ga and i have heard most of those

The Furry Gnome said...

Good selections of photos for all those sayings!

Julie Fukuda said...

I always watch the sky for clues and sometimes it is better than what the weatherman is saying. Lov the pictures.

Kay said...

I love all these shots - I love sky pictures. These are wonderful. The second one, especially, is so dramatic!

Maggie said...

A red sky at night is a shepherd's delight around here!

Lorrie said...

Those weather sayings have a lot of truth in them. How fun to see them all gathered here together along with appropriate photos. Great post.

Montanagirl said...

Stunning sky shots!! Love the colors.

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Hi Jo!
I adore pix right out of the camera just the way your eye saw them!

Thanx for helping on the new blog theme. Your view and my view are different. Thus, when I look at my blog, I don't see a place where people can comment. freaked me out a little! As long as everyone else can see the comment box, things be good!

Happy Friday!
:) m & jb

Linda Pitzer said...

I think farmers and sailors would agree there is more truth than tales to these sayings.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

This is great! I hadn't heard of some of these phrases. You took some fantastic pictures!

Liz @ Sit With Me In My Garden said...

I left a comment under my other blog name- figured you might now know who I was so I came back to let you know! LOL...

Candy S said...

JoAnn, Beautiful! The photography is fantastic! The sunrise and the sunset pics are just gorgeous!

Sara D.B. said...

Wow, this was fascinating. I believe there's much truth in these sayings, and as a non-native speaker I find the sounds and rhymes really interesting and enjoyable.
Your photos are gorgeous!!
Have a great week ahead!

Jeanne said...

Amazing sky shots. I love them all. The mares tails are my fav.
I think all of those old sayings are true. My grandpa gave me my first copy of a Farmers Almanac and told me this was how they predicted the weather before television. Look at the sky and smell the wind.

Marigene said...

What great photos of the sky! As old as I am, I haven't heard all of those sayings.
Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend, JoAnn.

Tom said...

I'm not sure that they are no wife's tales. Tom The Backroads Traveller

J said...

Beautiful shots! I love the one with the impending storm over the water. Very ominous!
You could write an illustrated book on birds, flowers, and now cloud formations! Your pictures are as lovely as I've seen in any book!