Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Seeing red

Red sky at night, sailors delight; red sky at morning, sailors warning
~ Proverb

A story about red: Scientists have found that at least one dinosaur may have had reddish tail feathers. They came to this conclusion after examining fossilized remains of the Sinosauropteryx. The feathers were more like bristles than feathers, but have some of the same type of cellular development as feathers.

Of course, there are other scientists who disagree with these findings. I guess you could say they were seeing red in a different way....


Katie said...

I absolutely LOVE this photo! Perfect light; perfect framing. And I like that proverb too -- my grandfather taught me that one (he was a sailor). I totally needed this after a very tough day at work. Thank you!!

Ms M said...

Thank you, Katie -- I'm really glad to know it helped soothe a rough work day! The proverb is one my grandfather taught us, although he was not a sailor. I've noticed it tends to be true.
Hope work is better today! :)