Observer Todayhttp://www.observertoday.comTop Headlinesen-usMon, 22 Dec 2014 11:06:49 EDTMon, 22 Dec 2014 11:06:49 EDT tasks for December gardeners surely has been an interesting start to the winter season and technically it hasn't even started yet! The following are some early winter tips: Since we seem to be having a lot of temperature fluctuation without consistent snow cover, it's very...Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTTimeless trees down Route 62 the other day, along the edge of the Allegheny State Forest, I was impressed by the forest, the wildness, the vastness of the treed landscape. The colors, the depth, the contours of the land were appealin.Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTWinter lights night has always been one of my favorite times of day. It turns everything familiar into something unfamiliar and different. This terrified me as a child. The wood grain on the closet looked like the head of a ghost.Sun, 7 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTThe tale of a gardener's dilemma is a story about a gardener who wanted her 50 bags of leaves shredded so she would be able to use them as mulch on all of her beautiful flower beds.Sun, 7 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTEating acorns fall I dabbled in balanophagy- on a very limited basis. It started by chance but I've been thinking about it for a few years. I was able to recruit others temporarily but I'm not sure they will convert. I'm not sure I will either.Sun, 30 Nov 2014 00:00:00 EDT