Almost everyone has a old weather adage from their childhood that they can remember grown-ups quoting. Red Sky at Night is full of them — “clues in nature to predict the weather” that have been passed down through time and generations. Elly MacKay’s art is a beautiful blend of paper and ink and she weaves this collection of weather aphorisms together with a lovely visual narrative about the day in the life of a family. Her intensely hued soulful skies will stay with you. The book’s back matter explains the origins of each of the aphorisms.
Does anyone out there have any weather folklore or wisdom from their childhood to share? This saying from the book resonates with our grayish week here so far — “The more rain, the more rest. Fair weather’s not always best.”