Morning glory is the best name,
it always refreshes me to see it.
–   Henry David Thoreau

It’s been a busy and productive week for me and  the rest of the family; but there is always time to “be still” and witness the wonders of creation.

Red sky in morning?

Jesus referred to the familiar weather rhyme when he said, “When in evening, ye say, it will be fair weather: For the sky is red. And in the morning, it will be foul weather today; for the sky is red and lowering.” (Matthew 16: 2-3) Unfortunately, this glorious “Red sky in morning” didn’t have we gardeners taking “warning” that day.   Sad to say, no foul weather  that day which would have been a welcome relief in our dry state.

Keep praying for rain and have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


  1. Chris V says:

    Hi Dervaes Family ~~ Shocked to see this photo. On Cape Cod this verse is: “Red sky in morning, sailor take warning. Red Sky at night, sailor’s delight.” It is true almost almost every time. I’ve seen a lot of red skies in the morning on the East Coast. Is the deep redness of they sky this usual for for Pasadena?

    Keeping you all in my prayers always and now will put in extra petitions for rain for y’all.

  2. Heather :) :) :) says:

    Here on the central coast of California, we’re supposed to have rain on Tuesday… Yes, it’s really needed, even here on the coast…Prayin’ for rain for you all, too. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather 🙂

  3. Trish says:

    Continued prayers for rain!

  4. Chiara says:

    This picture reminds me of an excerpt in the book, Gone With The Wind, about bombs dropping left and right. The way the author painted the scenario pretty much matches this picture. Beautiful!

  5. Nebraska Dave says:

    Anais, I have learned that there is never a task so important or a job so crucial that time can’t be taken to enjoy and stand in amazement of God’s creation. The wet slushy snow started falling here Friday and didn’t end until about 7 or 8 inches fell. It was hard to gauge because the first couple inches immediately turned to a watery slush. It was much needed as we were a bit behind in moisture for the year. Because of the wetness of the snow it stuck to every thing and because a breath taking winter wonderland. Of course the grocery stores were filled with shoppers on Friday to get ready for the coming storm. I have to chuckle at the bare bread shelves and empty milk areas. In my imaginative mind, I can just see folks all snowed in living on bread and milk. How sad it is what people think are the important things to have in an emergency. Yes, I was there on Friday but not for bread or milk. I shop once a week for mostly the fruit that my grandson consumes with vigor all week long. I am very thankful that winter has finally arrived in Nebraska. Hopefully it will continue for at least another month, but already the temperatures will be rising to middle forties on Monday. Since the top 3 or 4 inches of soil was not frozen, I am hoping that this melting snow will soak in and not run off. Maybe Puxatawney Phil was right and there will be six more weeks of winter.

    Have a great Californian day. Hey only 43 days until official Spring.

Post a comment