From the Earth upwards is about 10 miles to the stratosphere, & short wave blue light scatters giving our sky its bluish tint. by late afternoon, it is about 20 miles to the horizon plus the same 10 miles to the stratosphere. Only the long wave red light can penetrate this larger distance, so sunsets are oranges and reds, such as here giving these snowy branches an ironic "fiery" cast. This light also travels close to the Earth's surface & through more dust which adds to the reddish glow.
Christmas... millions of small twinkling lights ... snowflakes flittering around in a light breeze, stillness of the world in the quiet dark of winter... love! I wish I lived where it snows!!
✯ Cedars Delight Glorious
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!.
old house in the snowy woods
Pine trees with snowy landscape at sunset in winter.