"the use of ill wind is most commonly in the phrase 'it's an ill wind that blows nobody any good': this is first recorded in John Heywood's A dialogue conteinyng the nomber in effect of all the prouerbes in the Englishe tongue, 1546"
it's windy today, I can't even light my cigarette on the wraparound balcony and I had to wear a waterproof jacket to keep the breeze from freezing my to my bones
the late summer sun has gone and the sky is full of clouds, scurrying south; on the river a flock of seagulls face up stream while floating downstream (I can't tell if they are paddling furiously under the water or just going with the flow); there are also a cormorants - in numbers I've not seen in all the time I've been here
and a single swan
a small tug boat pulls a huge houseboat down the river, perhaps to new moorings?
the people way below me on the piazza are dressed up against the cold - no more girls in skimpy floral dresses or short shorts and strappy t-shirts; I need to get going, I've a busy day ahead
where you are,
I hope you have
a productive day