Today was mild, and it was nice to be outside this evening as well. I had occasion to be outside attending my fire where I had burned some prunings and fallen branches. The stars were bright, and Venus was a lovely partner for the crescent moon in the southwestern sky just after sunset. I took a picture of the pair. I should have looked for Mars which would have been a little above and to the left of Venus. I'll have to look tomorrow night to see if I see Mars. It will be in a similar position in relation to Venus, but the moon will be farther away.