April in Texas usually means crazy: wind, thunder, rain, dust, and sunshine......sometimes all in one day! And adding insult to injury, 2020 is the year of the virus and disruption!
So where can we look for help in handling it all? Outdoors!!
Evening skies: Venus is at its best and brightest right now! High up in the west after sunset.
This is a great time of year to see the Big Dipper circling the northern sky.
Use the pointer stars (the two at the front of the cup) to find the North Star, or follow the arc of the Dipper's handle south to the bright star Arcturus, the Bear Hunter.
Full Moon on the 7th, just before Easter.
Morning skies: Great planet cluster!!... Jupiter is the “morning star” in the southeast, followed by Saturn and then Mars. All line up along the plane of the ecliptic.
The Summer Triangle is overhead now, coming up earlier every day!
Quarry: Geese, Kingfishers, and beautiful Herons.
The Little Blue Heron in the photo visited us a few years ago!
Lots to see, so head outside, look, and listen.... it'll help! PKL