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audio 01:49 A Brief Reprieve

A Brief Reprieve

Nature gave us a brief reprieve from winter. It provided an excellent opportunity to venture out into a warmer world and observe the melting snow and ice. I am reminded that we can always take a brief reprieve from the world in our minds with gratitude.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 02/06/2019 11:00 AM

audio 02:04 Watching Over the Flock

Watching Over the Flock

I have observed from my window over the years that turkeys often have one bird which watches for predators while the others eat or rest. I also have a feeling that something is always watching over me.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 02/05/2019 11:00 AM

audio 01:36 Light at Seven

Light at Seven

I have been waiting for six weeks for it to be daylight at 7 in the morning. Now my focus turns to when it is still daylight at 5 pm That will be in only a few days. It is all part of my winter ritual as I patiently wait for spring to arrive, part of my l

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 02/04/2019 11:00 AM

audio 01:54 Anticipating a Warm-Up

Anticipating a Warm-Up

The weather forecasts have been predicting an incoming warm-up. Filled with anticipation, I can hardly wait. It will be good to take the sting out of winter even for a short time. We spend a lot of time anticipating in life. The outcomes vary, just like t

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 02/03/2019 11:00 AM

audio 01:28 The Shadows Know

The Shadows Know

I used to listen to a radio program as a child called “The Shadow” about a man that could become invisible and solve crimes. The tradition of Ground Hogs Day is based on an old legend about seeing its shadow to predict winter’s end proves that only the sh

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 02/02/2019 11:00 AM

audio 01:28 Turning the Page

Turning the Page

Finally, the month of January has ended, and I have turned the page of the calendar with great anticipation that spring is getting closer every day. It is time to begin planning for the advancing daylight and warmer weather. Actually, we turn a new page e

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 02/01/2019 11:00 AM

audio 01:25 Winter's Bite

Winter's Bite

I saw the jaws of winter waiting to take another bite out of the hope of spring. The bite came overnight with another snowstorm. Before I went out to clear the snow away, again, I paused to take in its beauty which helped ease the pain of the bite.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/31/2019 11:00 AM

audio 01:48 Childhood Influences

Childhood Influences

Thinking back to childhood influences that helped promote my interest in Nature, perhaps the earliest ones were the wild animal stories of Thornton Burgess which were published in the newspaper. I thought of them as almost human.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/30/2019 11:00 AM