Shepherd's Delight (Vertorama)
Location: Along the Route 62 between Barrydale and Ladismith.
Red sky at night, shepherd's delight.
Red sky in the morning, shepherds take warning.
If the morning skies are red, it is because clear skies to the east permit the sun to light the undersides of moisture-bearing clouds coming in from the west. Conversely, in order to see red clouds in the evening, sunlight must have a clear path from the west in order to illuminate moisture-bearing clouds moving off to the east.
So when I noticed the sky literally explode with shades of red while I was driving through the Little Karoo on Friday evening, I smiled to myself and thought… Great, the weather-guys had it wrong… it’s going to be a nice day tomorrow!!
It rained the whole day long on Saturday!!!
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Equipment: Sony Alpha 100 (Sigma 10-20mm)
Date: April 2008