Observer Todayhttp://www.observertoday.comTop Headlinesen-usFri, 18 Apr 2014 16:45:32 EDTFri, 18 Apr 2014 16:45:32 EDT bird in the hand I was a child, I thought my family enjoyed playing cruel jokes on me every time we drove along Route 60 on the way to Grandma's house. "Look at the deer," they'd say. "Where? Where?" I'd respon.Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTConsider building a rain garden the morning of the blizzard in mid-March, the temperature was close to 30 degrees. I looked out into the fog and mist towards my full to overflowing ponds and wondered where the excess would go.Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTApril Skies is behind the sun in relation to Earth and cannot be seen this month. Brilliant Venus appears as the morning "star" during April. It's hard to miss, low in the east-southeast at dawn. Mars reaches opposition on April .Sun, 6 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTFare thee well! Winter, Well, it was a good visit this year. I have to admit, your strong presence was both a joy and a pain. There were great days of skiing, snowshoeing and playing.Sun, 6 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDTYesterday's perfect garden just got better up, I clearly understood that vegetable gardens were for growing ... well, vegetables. The straight rows, aided by using a string, were signs of a good gardener.Sun, 6 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT