Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Sky is on Fire!

Some days it just seems like the sky is on fire! This is the sunset out of the bedroom window. Some of the clouds seem as if they were flames dancing on the horizon. It was hot and dry with a withering wind. You could feel your skin bake in the gusts that hurtled out of the Sonoran desert, dessicating the landscape. Yet, the blazing orange skies during the brief but glorious sunset made it all worthwhile.


MartininBroda said...

It is stormy, cold and rainy here, what a funny difference.

The Zen Birdfeeder said...

You know what they say about "red sky at night" - did it hold true?

The Wayward Hawaiian said...

Hahah. I had to look that sailor's reference up! Here's what it said: "Red sky at night, sailors delight.
When we see a red sky at night, this means that the setting sun is sending its light through a high concentration of dust particles. This usually indicates high pressure and stable air coming in from the west. Basically good weather will follow.

Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning.
A red sunrise reflects the dust particles of a system that has just passed from the west. This indicates that a storm system may be moving to the east. If the morning sky is a deep fiery red, it means a high water content in the atmosphere. So, rain is on its way."
Was it true? Yes, we'd been having lots of hot sunny weather.