So, indulging in a bit of weather-watching whimsy, we could say we spent Saturday exploring our future, sampling in advance the attractions of a bright and bracing day in mid-autumn.
As if any more could be asked, Saturday showed visible advantages over its thermal counterpart: It stayed lighter for longer.
At this time of year, our quota of daylight diminishes daily. Oct. 19 provides little more than 11 hours of it. Saturday offered 12 and a quarter.
Clouds did populate Saturday’s blue skies. But but no rain fell to impair the enjoyment of a mid-October day that showed up in mid-September.