A vigorous, energetic north wind blew in this morning (or maybe it was sometime overnight) pushing out into the Atlantic Ocean four days of heavy cloud cover and a variety of rains, from the misty to the drippy to the deluge that heralded the approach of the cold front last night. The weather system might be in England by now for all I know. Except for a few wisps of clouds here and there, the sky has an after-the-storm clarity to it, and the sun has once more returned. It is colder now, but the big ball of light up in the sky has brought warmth for the soul. Even the dandelions in the lawn are smiling today.