Pink sky this morning
Put there for my delight, or
Sailors take warning!
I know it isn’t much of a pink sky, but I don’t often see coloured sunrises, more usually sunsets.
You need clouds for a start; which we see a little more of now we’re almost in the rainy season.
And you have to be very quick!
I opened the back door early one morning to call in Little Monkey (she still insists on sleeping outside in her cosy nook) and noticed the gorgeous sky at once.
By the time I had dashed for my camera and taken a few shots, the pink was already fading fast. In another minute it had gone completely.
Some mornings, while it’s still dark, I hear the Cape Eagle Owl. Magic.
post script: The poem I learnt as a kid is as follows:
Red sky at night, shepherd’s delight;
Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning.
There are other variations on the old weather forecasting poem.