New York City, October 12, 2016

★★★ The newspaper promised clouds giving way to sun, but the morning into midday delivered the reverse. Darker gray patches and blue openings moved in messy balance. It was hard to get a fix, from the shade of the sidewalk, on how the sunshine in the roadway had made its way there. Breath was chilly entering the nose but the long-sleeved shirt was too warm under the jacket. Finally the full blue prevailed in the sky, and a brief spell of sun filled Fifth Avenue before the afternoon shadows closed it off. Uptown, the gibbous moon framed in 73rd Street looked three-dimensional.