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audio 01:34 A Place to Reflect

A Place to Reflect

We have created several places on the land where hikers can pause for a moment and just reflect on their lives or anything of their choosing. Nature provides opportunities wherever we are to step back for a moment and find balance in an often chaotic worl

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/17/2020 06:00 AM

audio 01:54 The Delectable Part of Nature

The Delectable Part of Nature

The wild strawberries are now ready to be eaten by people and birds alike. There are many foods in nature, most of which I have never tried. Nature also has a delectable spiritual side that provides food for the soul.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/16/2020 06:00 AM

audio 01:55 Out on a Limb

Out on a Limb

The other morning I looked out a window towards the brook and spotted a tree limb broken and shattered. On investigation I could see bear claw marks on the tree, but the bear was too heavy and made the branch crash to the ground.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/15/2020 06:00 AM

audio 01:52 One More Time

One More Time

I returned to the Lupine Field to reflect on the beautiful landscape one more time. I plan to visit several more times before the flowers go to seed. Each time there is something different to discover. Each day offers us one more time to reflect on our jo

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/14/2020 06:00 AM

audio 01:49 Waiting for the Wind

Waiting for the Wind

The dandelion spore, an intricately designed round sail is waiting for the wind to lift it from its stem and on to the place where next year’s seeds will be planted. People have been thinking of how they might live their lives differently. The winds of ch

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/13/2020 06:00 AM

audio 01:31 Delicate Columbine

Delicate Columbine

I recently spent a few minutes photographing a delicate columbine growing in a garden at the Center. We have wild columbines growing on the mountain, and they remind me that people also are unique, and in many ways delicate, but also strong and vigilant.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/12/2020 06:00 AM

audio 01:49 The Blue Flags are Flying

The Blue Flags are Flying

The blueflag flowers are now open, and they greeted me with their brilliant color. There are so many flowers to focus on this time of year; I think of blueflags representing freedom, something we are all rediscovering together.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/11/2020 06:00 AM

audio 02:10 The Show is Open

The Show is Open

The Lupine Show in the field at the top of the mountain is now open for those interested in the art of Nature. It is a place of peace, where one can pause and reflect on the mountains in the background and the beauty of the lupine swaying gently in the br

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/10/2020 06:00 AM