Thunderous morning rain gave way midday to brilliant autumnal sun. The kids’ coats were still damp, from rainy recesses, when we got home from school this afternoon. It warmed to the point of opening windows. I rushed an early dinner to get us outside for a brief walk. Soon, very soon, there won’t be any light after dinner, or, for that matter, when we sit down to eat. The convergence of blue skies and evening light felt all the more precious for their obviously fleeting nature.