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It was about nine o'clock in the morning, but the light has a weird sunrise-like color from passing through so much attenuated smoke in the upper atmosphere. The shopping plaza is about three quarters vacant.
It was not cloudy or overcast around eight o'clock yerterday morning in Waterbury. The sky was pale and attenuated, just barely more blue than neutral gray. Views across the river valley were hazed over almost like a fog. It's nearly three thousand miles from western Connecticut to the West Coast wildfires, but the smoke is here. It's thicker in the upper atmosphere, but at ground level the air doesn't smell right.
Not what an overcast sky looks like around here ordinarily, because it's not an overcast sky.
Mostly I've seen these little figures (in a much less faded green/yellow eye-catching color) on lawns in suburban neighborhoods with the legend "SLOW" urging passing drivers to watch out for kids and pets.
It had rained all morning Sunday and after noon it tapered off to a light drizzle that made for beautiful soft light at White Memorial Conservation Center.
Shooting in a light rain at White Memorial Conservation Center Sunday afternoon, I was startled to see ferns growing out of composted needles in a crease in the trunk of a large hemlock. They were four or five feet above ground level.