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audio 01:42 Horseshoes

Horseshoes

We have found two horseshoes over the years in different spots on the property, indicating that these animals played a role in working the land in the 1800s. A sign of good luck, I smile and appreciate those early settlers who shaped this land.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 11/19/2018 11:00 AM

audio 02:38 Clues from the Past

Clues from the Past

Even though there is very little written history from the land here on the mountainside, there are many clues from the past, such as the old bottles and shards of china from a logging operation. You are constantly leaving clues of your past.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 11/18/2018 11:00 AM

audio 01:48 The Little Brook that Powered the Mill

The Little Brook that Powered the Mill

The little brook that flows down the mountain near our house used to power a mill over 150 years ago, to grind up bark to make tannin to cure leather for shoes. It is amazing how nature can be harnessed.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 11/17/2018 11:00 AM

audio 01:51 A Perfect Tree Fall

A Perfect Tree Fall

My wife heard the old dead tree fall. We had been expecting it to topple at most anytime. It landed an inch away from a cedar tree we had transplanted from a friend’s house a few years ago. Nature expertly guided the old tree past the new.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 11/16/2018 11:00 AM

audio 01:17 Crowning the Peak

Crowning the Peak

The way the sky appeared as I observed it over the top of a mountain, it looked as if the Cosmos was placing a crown on it. I wondered if the energy was coming down or going up.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 11/15/2018 11:00 AM

audio 01:27 Decorated For the Holidays

Decorated For the Holidays

Nature has joined the spirit of the approaching holiday season by decorating a fir tree on the front lawn with colored leaves. Looking at this work of art opens my mind to think of the meaning of the holidays.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 11/14/2018 11:00 AM

audio 01:27 Natural Terrarium

Natural Terrarium

I discovered a natural terrarium growing out of an old pine stump. Just like my grandmother used to collect in the fall, there were Indian Matchsticks and a tiny tree, as well as mushrooms. I smiled and became a child again.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 11/13/2018 11:00 AM

audio 01:13 Long Lasting Stonecrop

Long Lasting Stonecrop

The succulent perennial known as stonecrop has pink blossoms that turn to a deeper red in the fall to provide beauty when most all other fall colors have faded away. There are people who inspire in the same way.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 11/12/2018 11:00 AM