We've had more than our share of chilly, overcast days around here. The average daytime temperatures have been hovering around 50 degrees, but the clouds and the wind and the rain (and the snow they're calling for over the next two days) are having a chilling effect on our spirits, too.
Wednesday afternoon was more of the same, with a blustery south wind whipping up the valley. Then suddenly it was as though someone flipped a cosmic switch. I went outside to see what that dazzling glow in the sky was. It was the sun.
It wasn't long before the next round of overcast blew in, and when I went out after dark the wind was prowling and the stars were nowhere to be seen.
But it was good, very good, to be reminded that the best star of all is still up there doing its work, bringing the warm days back to us.