As I drew the curtains closed this evening, I saw that it was The Blue Hour.
Venus was shining so beautifully, so I decided to snap a few photos.
Our winter has been mild overall, with a few patches of cold weather. I think spring is actually going to be early this year, but I do hope we don't get a late hard freeze after this mild weather, so we do not lose the blossoms an fruit trees, which is what happened last year to the local cherry trees.
We do love our local orchards full of wonderful cherries, peaches, and apples.