New York City, October 2, 2016

★★ A black-and-white warbler lay dead on its side on the mulch of a sidewalk planting bed, in perching position. The dampness was less than rainy, the chill less than raw. a brownish or pinkish tinge lay over the gray, though visibility was fine. The unformed colors of autumn just made the trees look drab and mossy. A chilled melon lost its produce sticker as the ambient water condensed out onto it.