Venus glows underneath Scorpius, the constellation of the Scorpion. Click to embiggen, it's well worth it.
Back on September 28, Tony Travaglia sent me these stunning images of Venus below Scorpius taken from Oamaru, New Zealand. Of course, I was out and about, far form any internet connection at the time, and when I came back his email was buried uder a pile of others, so I only just found it to share with you.
Venus and the Milky way.