Now that the rain has ended, and the clouds are breaking up, the night sky has gotten lively again. Billowing clouds drifting across the half moon play with its light for a while, then move away to lurk as shadowy forms above the mountains. A thin mist then captures a vast ring of moonlight, set with stars. At last, thin streaks of light begin to show in the east, where streaks of cloud have settled. Maybe the sky will turn grey again after dawn, or maybe the clouds will dissipate and leave a blank dome of blue. Whatever happens, the day will be a bit longer. A third of winter has passed, and I count the days to the equinox.