The half moon is still bright, but is no longer brightening the clouds. They have appeared to turn darker as the sky has grown lighter. There aren't very many of them this morning, but they must have remained thick most of the night as the air is still much warmer than it would have been had the sky cleared early.
The morning smells damp, but I see no evidence that any rain has fallen. Neither do I smell any evidence of fires burning, so perhaps there was little or no lightning overnight.
Oh, interruptions. The cats had to be fed, and that led on to other things. They were happy to be fed early, but now they will be upset if their dinner isn't early, too. The cats don't realize that if I don't have a regular schedule they won't get one either.
Morning sunlight is catching the tops of the trees. I'm going to go back out and see the clouds again, now that they are bright once more.