New York City, October 23, 2017

★★ Big, soft-edged clouds bounced golden light into the living room. Two elevators were out, and the exertion of walking two dozen flights down led out into air too heavy to afford any relief. The downed leaves were mostly green but scarred in spots with color. The light lost its warmth and the clouds went gray for a while. Then full shining sun came back, but with incongruous darker cumulus lurking in the west. The clouds took over again, not quite completely, followed by a likewise incomplete spell of sun. Nothing would be stable or reliable. The air through the windows was too damp to be fresh.