Believe it or not, these pictures were taken within 5 minutes of each other. The sunrise swept across the sky in brilliant, fiery blaze of color while on the opposite horizon the full moon slowly slipped below the mountains.
I don't often get to watch a moonset so this was a treat. The night before it ruled the sky with its opal glow, surrounded by a treasure of diamond stars. Upon the arrival of the morning sun it graciously relinquished its reign and drifted silently away with the promise to return for yet another night.
I love the morning sky.