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audio 01:29 Looking Back at Me

Looking Back at Me

I took a picture of a small white mushroom and saw that there was a tiny face staring back at me. I wondered if I was always being watched when out in Nature, and I concluded that life is a lot more than I am consciously aware of.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/23/2018 10:00 AM

audio 02:00 Going Big

Going Big

The largest flowers in the gardens at the Center are from the hibiscus. Their giant blooms create a flashy red show, mid-August. The roots of the hibiscus help sustain it over the year. When people go big, it is wise to have deep spiritual roots.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/22/2018 10:00 AM

audio 01:48 Joining of the Seasons

Joining of the Seasons

The lupines have long since ceased to flower and their dry seedpods blend in with the wildflowers that bloom in August, joining the past, future and present together. Life is just that, the past, the future and the present joined together.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/21/2018 10:00 AM

audio 01:58 Finding an Old Friend in a New Place

Finding an Old Friend in a New Place

I discovered a flower growing in the Lupine Field that I had recently been thinking about. I had not seen many of them in our flower gardens this year. There it was in a new place. Discovery is part of life.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/20/2018 10:00 AM

audio 02:04 Saving the Best for Last

Saving the Best for Last

The last of the daylilies are now in bloom, and I think their lavender flowers are the best of the summer. Sometimes when we try to save the best for last, we miss the moments when they are their best. I just enjoy each moment.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/19/2018 10:00 AM

audio 01:30 August Afternoons

August Afternoons

Now that the summer obligations have slowed down a bit, when the opportunity arises, we escape up the mountain to sit on a bench and connect to the peace and quiet.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/18/2018 10:00 AM

audio 01:26 Understated Beauty

Understated Beauty

The small blossoms on the large leaved Hosta plants can easily go un-noticed as one walks by the flower garden. There are people who have understated inner beauty that can take a moment of focusing on them to find it.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/17/2018 10:00 AM

audio 01:55 Grassing In

Grassing In

Last fall I cleared a small patch of land next to the Lupine Field as best as I could with the old tractor. It looked raw this spring, and now it has begun to grass in. Nature is healing the scars, as it does with time with humans.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/16/2018 10:00 AM