Mixed Feeling

A few Saturdays ago, marbled vaporous plumes of white and charcoal and every shade between curtained across a roiling New Haven sky. Sunlight punched through blue breaks, often in distinctive cascades—“crepuscular rays,” they’re called—while refreshing rain fell in scattered windy waves.

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If you only looked at the weather forecast that day, you probably thought it was a day for staying inside. But a quick look outside, a momentary raise of the eyes from regular doings, would’ve leant good support to a conclusion I’ve personally drawn time and again: mixed weather is a real looker.

Written and photographed by Dan Mims. All photos were taken from a spot along a curve near the summit of East Rock Park.

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Dan has worked for a couple of major media companies, but he likes Daily Nutmeg best. As DN’s editor, he writes, photographs, edits and otherwise shepherds ideas into fully realized feature stories, helped in no small part by a small team of dedicated contributors.

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