Minnesota Prairie Roots

Writing and photography by Audrey Kletscher Helbling

Red in the morning December 3, 2010

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Sunrise, December 3, 2010, Faribault, Minnesota

MY HUSBAND ALERTED ME to the beautiful sunrise this morning when he came to kiss me goodbye. I snapped up the shade in my office, gave him a hurried peck, and grabbed my camera, all the while explaining that I was sorry but I had to get a photo before the red sky disappeared.

I was right in not waiting, because, just like that, the red faded into the grayness of the day.

“Red at night, sailors’ delight. Red in the morning, sailors take warning.”

That’s holding true here today in Faribault. Around noon, light snow began falling. As the afternoon advanced, the snowfall got heavier and heavier, piling into inches. Flakes are still falling strong and steady on this day of the red sky morning.

Copyright 2010 Audrey Kletscher Helbling


4 Responses to “Red in the morning”

  1. Amy Says:

    When you get the opportunity, Kansas would like some snow too… even if the regular residents here aren’t willing, I sure am!

    • Audrey Kletscher Helbling Says:

      What would be the best way to ship that snow, Amy? FedEx, UPS, the postal service, Santa’s sleigh?

      Or, you could just come “home” to Minnesota for a visit!

  2. Lori Clark Says:

    Audrey, There were very vivid sun dogs this morning on the way to work. Dad always said that sun dogs were a sign that a cold front was moving in. Burrrr.. Lori

    • Audrey Kletscher Helbling Says:

      Oh, just what we need, more cold air. Maybe your Dad is wrong about the connection between sun dogs and cold weather moving in. But, I fear not.

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