It looks like it could be a perfect night for watching fireworks: the sky is clear (hence why it's so cold), the ground is covered by snow and it's a full moon. So cold enough to not want to be outside for long after dark, but a beautiful day for photography and a great night for fireworks.
Today I watched the moon rise in the afternoon. What a lovely pale pink with a slight yellow tint it was, coming over the horizon. The moon is just so beautiful and a "moonrise" in the late afternoon is so silent, elegant, etheral, so like a whisper or thin veil compared to the sunrise. At the same time as the moon rose, the sun began to set so although focusing on the moon, I also have a photo or two of the near-sunset.
I had time to photograph some of the plants too. And since the blog is called wildroses and blackberries, I thought I might show you some related photos. First rosehips from our cultivated roses -- those old-time roses with a wonderful scent. Then a blackberry leaf. Last but not least, I had to include a pic of our snowberries.
Wish you all a Happy New Year!