Finally, after an overcast week, clear skies. In the western sky shined a crisp sliver of the waxing new moon and the bright planet Venus. The reappearance of the stars prompted me to dust off the telescope and take a look around. A magnified view of the pock-marked lunar surface. Saturn with barely discernible disc of light. The Beehive star-cluster. Star-gazing accompanied by the chirping of spring peepers across the creek.