January 1st, 2007

Cold Weather

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below

I don't think I've ever seen a night as bright as tonight. Even though the sky is clear, you can only see a handful of stars.

A nearly full moon, combined with the uniform coating of white snow everywhere, has made it as bright as early morning, even though the sun won't rise for another 6 hours. The sky is the same deep blue that you see at twilight, and there are well defined shadows under the trees.