Rain diminished to mist, and the trees dripped more and more slowly, but the most persistent fog continued to hug the ground and shroud the distance, particularly to the south, though only to treetop height. Above, clouds scudded for hours, and a bright spot marked the passing half moon which, now and then, would emerge, fuzzy and wan. Lately, the clouds have thinned and now the moon, surrounded by a rainbow halo, is exposed for a while. The east already brightens, and there may be an actual dawn today. A day or two of sun will be nice, but I don't look forward to the inevitably colder nights clear skies will bring. Stars, though. There will be bright winter stars.