Red skies


"Red Sky'' (oil on canvas), by PAUL RESIKA, at Berta Walker Gallery, Provincetown, in his Aug. 1- Aug. 17 show.


My father and others in our coastal town liked to say the old line:

"Red sky in  morning, sailors take warning/ Red sky at night, sailor's delight.''

But I  never found much connection between the time of day that the sky, or at least the horizon, was red, and coming storminess or good weather.

It was just another bit of comforting folk malarkey.

-- Robert Whitcomb