On the way home from work, I noticed Venus high and bright in the sky … the first clear night in a looooooooong time. So as soon as I got home, we fired up the heater, threw on some blankets, and tested out our new telescope, a gift from our Aunts Sue and Tracey, who spent a few summer nights stargazing with us in that very spot.

We could see so many stars, far more than with our naked eyes.

Can’t wait for the summer when it’ll be warm enough to stay out there longer!