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audio 01:32 Invasion of the Bittersweet

Invasion of the Bittersweet

Growing out of a stonewall I saw a dreaded bittersweet with fall berries. We once embraced this invasive plant until it took over our landscape. It is a lesson from nature on planting seeds creating negativity by our actions.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 11/11/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:48 High Bush Blueberry Growing in Stump

High Bush Blueberry Growing in Stump

A blueberry bush growing in a stump near the old garden caught my eye. It was a high bush variety, and I had only seen one other growing wild on our land. Nature chooses interesting spots to plant seeds.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 11/10/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:57 A Little Wall

A Little Wall

There were a few large rocks on the side of the Ledge Trail near the scenic view we expanded. I needed a place for some rocks the same size, and I created a little wall that may be finished or may still be waiting to grow.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 11/09/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:23 Where the Fairies Sleep

Where the Fairies Sleep

I know that the fairies are now ready for their winter sleep. The Enchanted Pathway is silent, and the houses and tiny statues have been placed under cover. The ferries are dreaming about next year and the new adventures ahead.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 11/08/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:36 Investing in the Spring

Investing in the Spring

Now is the time to invest in the spring by planting bulbs that will bloom after the snow melts. The goal is to bring pleasure to those that visit the gardens or sit on the memory bench. Acts of kindness are investments in the future.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 11/07/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:28 Ready for the Freeze

Ready for the Freeze

The little frog pond silently waits for the cold weather to freeze its surface into a sheet of ice. When I see it taking place, my mind goes back to the big adventures I had as a child exploring the frozen surface of the bog behind my house.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 11/06/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:35 November Color

November Color

I am aware that there is still a fair amount of muted color coming from the remaining leaves on the trees. Perhaps it’s just me, but everything seems to be a little bit more alive this fall. Whatever it is, I am grateful.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 11/05/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:23 A Postcard View

A Postcard View

There are places on the trail the are just a little extra special, and with the right framing of a photo, have what I call, “a postcard view”. Sometimes we enhance the view by clearing away the understory. Nature can work well with man.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 11/04/2018 06:00 AM