Observer Todayhttp://www.observertoday.comTop Headlinesen-usSat, 20 Dec 2014 13:44:54 EDTSat, 20 Dec 2014 13:44:54 EDT ideas for outdoor lighting finished putting up my outside Christmas light display the other day, my way of acknowledging the Christmas season and an attempt at bringing light to this darkest time of year.Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTLife at the WCA Home, this has been a busy week! On Tuesday, my granddaughter Lori and her parents came to spend a few days. Tom married Rusty's widow and I call him my son-in-love, and of course he calls me his mother-in-love. We love that arrangement.Sat, 20 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTSparrows take songs 'seriously' is amazing, when one starts to look at them closely, how strongly the various sparrows vary in their markings. (At least those I can identify; there are exceptions.Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTMore coal in stockings from capital weariness is setting in and it's not even Christmas. There is no shortage of Hallmark films and special foods, gatherings and giving opportunities for light and warmth in this cold, dark season.Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDTA time for celebration does Christmas mean to you? Does it mean family gatherings around a tree decorated with lights and fragile ornaments? Does it mean holding your breath hoping that Santa doesn't know of the "bad" things you may have done over the past year? Or...Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 EDT