It’s obvious from the sky in the picture that this morning it was cloudy, so I can’t say whether the moon caught up with Mars and what happens when she did. In fact, the walk almost didn’t happen, I really didn’t feel like getting up. And for a brief period went back to bed. Couldn’t stay there though, I felt obliged to get up because it wasn’t raining.
It did rain later in the day. There was one point this afternoon when I was looking out the kitchen window. The wind was blowing quite heavily and there was a persistent downpour. I turned to my wife and said “It’s very autumnal, isn’t it”. And it was. I have to say that Autumn is definitely one of my favourite seasons. Not only is it cooler than the summer, but the weather has more character; I like the wind and the rain, I don’t mind being out in them, for brief periods admittedly.