Shepherd’s Delight

As the old saying goes, “Pink sky at night, shepherd’s delight. Pink sky in the morning, shepherd’s warning.” I have always understood this to mean that the pink evening sky is an indication that rainy weather has passed. If the morning sky is pink, rain is expected. This was the sky yesterday evening, just after a windy and rainy day.


  1. Lovely photos. Incidentally, I always learned the saying as “red sky at night, shepherd’s delight” Recently a friend told me she learned it as “red sky at night, sailor’s delight” I guess there are variations, but it all means the same thing.

  2. I had always heard it sailor’s instead of shepherds as well. It’s probably changed for the area you live in where there are few shepherds and more sailors.

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