It was mostly clear again today, the predicted rain having failed to arrive. More rain is predicted tomorrow, though, and it might extend through Wednesday at least. I hope so. It won't be cold enough for snow, but this late in the season (it's really not all that late, but it certainly seems late as it's been so dry this year) we'll take what we can get.
The clear sky was a boon this evening, though, as it allowed me an unobstructed view of the conjunction of Venus and the waxing crescent moon. They were within a few degrees of one another this time, and some wispy clouds nearby added an additional touch of drama to the scene— as if more drama were needed.
I think I got a whiff of spurge laurel a while ago, but I'm not sure.