New York City, February 20, 2013

★ Not just fur-trimmed hoods, but fur-trimmed hoods pulled down tightly; not just scarves, but a scarf over the face. Handsome clouds gradually joined together to almost cover the sky. The sun still sallied through here and there, though it was not clear how. Then the clouds came apart again, and for a while things abated — till at evening, on the approach to Amsterdam from the east, the fading daylight and the darkening clouds and a sharp, rising wind gathered into a vicious finish.