All day the sky was quite Oregonean, covered with rough clouds of slate and silver, except for a long strip of blue in the west. Now the sun has settled into the blue, and all the subdued greens of the forest have turned brilliant and glittering, and the edge of the cloud bank is cottony white. It is cooling quickly, as well. Earlier, there was a penetrating heat trapped by the clouds, but now the breeze is rising and the air smells damp, as though there might be rain. It would be nice to finish off the day with a thunderstorm.