It’s not uncommon for writers to reach into the cliché bag and pull out a phrase like “leaden sky” when they wish to convey an atmospherically gloomy day’s weather.
But that was not this day. This day had a pewter sky that darkled and gleamed like the surface of a repoussé-adorned drinking vessel. I stopped in my tracks as I was carrying a particularly odious load of garbage to the bin, and risked the escape of a kitty to retrieve a camera and take this photograph. I want to emphasize that this image is NOT in black-and-white, despite its monochrome appearance; it’s a full-color image of a landscape that appeared to have all the color leached from it. Eerie.