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audio 01:20 Snow Bagel

Snow Bagel

The old mill wheel resting on the stone wall in front of our big window looks to me like a big frosted bagel. It is interesting how we are reminded of other things when observing Nature. It keeps the mind active and sometimes the stomach hungry.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 02/10/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:33 Red Skies in the Morning

Red Skies in the Morning

Red skies in the morning can indicate bad weather ahead, which was the case recently when we got over a foot of snow. Forecasters attempt to predict the weather. In life we set positive intentions to help us create a positive forecast.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 02/09/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:31 Afternoon Reflection

Afternoon Reflection

As the afternoon sun sank low on the horizon, its rays reflected off the snow creating a pink glow on the trees out our back window. I grabbed my camera and took a couple of pictures just before the sun moved on. There are many special moments .

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 02/08/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:26 Studying a Birch

Studying a Birch

I have always enjoyed studying the bark on birch trees. I even dreamed of building a birch bark canoe when I was young. Now I have the opportunity to observe many birch trees of all sizes on the mountain all year long.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 02/07/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:32 Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Looking Back and Looking Ahead

A year ago we were on a cruise in the Caribbean when we were told that we needed to return to port because they had gotten the wrong fuel. Now we are scheduled to return on a cruise a year from now. The future comes day by day.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 02/06/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:12 Snow Covered Oak Leaves

Snow Covered Oak Leaves

Besides the snow covered peaks, there are many small artistic creations made by Nature in the winter, including snow covered oak leaves. To me one of the secrets of being in tune with life is to be able to discover magic no matter what time of year.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 02/05/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:10 Snow Covered Peaks

Snow Covered Peaks

One of the beautiful aspects of winter is the snow covered peaks we can see across the valley. There is always something a little different, such as the sun shining a spotlight on one or more of them. There is always something to be grateful for if we loo

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 02/04/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:24 Mid-Winter


We are now experiencing mid-winter, complete with a fresh foot or more of snow. We may have a lot more storms coming, but now the sun’s angle in the sky gets higher each day as we expand the length at least two minutes. Patience will help spring arrive at

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 02/03/2021 06:00 AM