I admit, it was a pure stroke of luck. I was walking home, looking forward to an evening of volleyball, when I happened to look up and saw a lovely new crescent moon. The light was still good so I took its picture, not paying much attention to the nearby bright spot. Turns out, that bright spot is Venus.
Absolutely gorgeous. I had no idea where Venus was supposed to be located that night. And hey: the first photo on this here blog published exclusively on Flickr!