6:30 a.m. Thursday. October 29, 2015. 61 degrees. Packing up the car for the drive to Syracuse. Warm now but temperature’s predicted to fall steadily through the day. In the 40s by 10 tonight. Still dark. Moon, swung round to the West, still high, still bright. The sky turning blue around it. Mars, Venus, and Jupiter lined up the other day. They’re still lined up, it appears. I think that’s them. I’ll go back out with my binoculars when I finish this post. Clouds might have covered them by them. Large bank moving in from the southeast. Lit white by the moon, they look like what they are, large, rolling, fists of snow. Tumbling in the moon’s direction, they look like an avalanche about to bury it whole.