Oh happy sunny day

Thursday, 17 December 2020

I sat down to type this and quickly jumped up again, grabbing my phone to capture the sunset. The sunset…it’s been so long since we’ve had one.

Sunset. ©WQuinn 2020
The waxing crescent moon, Saturn and Jupiter, appear shortly after sunset. ©WQuinn 2020

After taking the shot, I waited a bit – bare feet in crocs and no jacket, mitts or hat – for Jupiter to appear. And, just like someone flicked a switch, it appeared from nothing. I took a picture, ran back inside for a bit, then back outside to wait for Saturn to appear. Again, just like ‘that’ it appeared. I took a picture, noting they were much closer than earlier this week. Only four days to go before the conjunction!

Hairy woodpecker perched on branch.
Photo of the day, 17 Dec 2020 ©WQuinn

Hairy woodpecker, back to camera, hard at work pecking the branch. ©WQuinn 2020