The cloudiness also brought mugginess. Despite slightly lower temperatures, it has been very uncomfortable. Well, uncomfortable for California. I suppose midwesterners might consider a day such as this quite pleasant. When one is accustomed to summer air so dry it practically crackles when you walk through it, any mugginess at all feels weird.
I think this is the year we will have to trim the mulberry tree again. I think it's been four years since it was last cut back, and the branches now extend above the utility wires leading to the house. If there is a heavy snowfall this winter, that could be a hazard. Cutting back means no shade to speak of for the front yard next summer, but it needs to be done. That tree grows like a weed.
Oh, there's fresh watermelon to counteract the sultry summer night. It must be eaten now!