Election Day and Fall Color
Rain greeted those turning out for national elections today. Crowds lined out the doors in the early hours at polling stations, then dissipated to a steady stream of voters throughout the rest of the day.
It is a disappointing backdrop for an election. Today and tomorrow it will rain. The color should be at its peak. We should have blue, northern skies — not rain and flat light — to set it off. The stage should be grand.
Then rain tonight and tomorrow will pull leaves from branches, stripping trees to an economy of their splendor.