I'm pleased that the temperature is declining quite rapidly this evening. A rather sultry and hazy afternoon made me fear that the night might be too warm, but the sudden cooling which followed the sun's departure is encouraging. The haze might even presage a few clouds for the full moon to illuminate. It has not yet cleared the pines in the east, but its light already dims the stars. A dusk-loving bird is emitting soft chirps from a nearby tree, and quiet has fallen over the town. I look forward to it remaining that way.