I just came in from a lovely walk - after sunset, but before dark. The light at that time of day is wonderful - not for photography, but just for looking. Everyday things look different, somehow. Today has been very cold, so it was also very quiet - I didn't hear any songbirds, but just before I turned back into my own yard, I heard a great horned owl calling. Before long, these wonderful birds will be nesting - yes, in the winter. How and why they do it that way is a mystery to me, but it seems to work for them.
And there is another wonderful moon rising out there also. And tomorrow's full moon is a blue moon - the second full moon in a calendar month.
Happy New Year!