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audio 01:42 Memories of Memorial Days Past

Memories of Memorial Days Past

Lilacs evoke memories of Memorial Day observances after my father returned from serving in World War Two. I marched to the cemetery carrying a flag to decorate a veteran’s grave and lilacs were cast into the lake.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/28/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:43 Eye Candy

Eye Candy

The photo of the snowball-shaped bloom on a shrub at the Center looked almost good enough to eat. It reminded me that Nature’s landscape is filled with sweet treats for my eyes all year round. All I need to do is take the time to look.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/27/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:45 Blueberries in Bloom

Blueberries in Bloom

All the fruit trees are in full bloom including both the wild and domestic blueberries. These tiny blossoms are often overlooked due to the much larger displays like the apple trees. Size doesn’t matter when it comes to beauty.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/26/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:20 Taking a Sip

Taking a Sip

I stalked the butterfly with my camera hoping to catch a photo of it taking a sip of the sweet nectar in the apple blossoms. It did not remain still for long. Then my mind took a deep sip of the peace provided by Nature, leaving me refreshed and grateful.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/25/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:50 Framing the View

Framing the View

We opened the view through the trees next to the Lupine Field last year, and as we cleared away the underbrush I found a natural picture frame through which I could photograph the mountains. It reminds me of how we frame our lives.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/24/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:34 Little Pleasures

Little Pleasures

It isn’t necessarily the big wowing scenes in Nature that bring a smile to my face, but the tiny flowers that dot the landscape such as bluets, wild strawberry blossoms and various colors of violets. Life is full of little pleasures often missed.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/23/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:51 Brightening Up the Landscape

Brightening Up the Landscape

The small brightly colored flowers brighten up our spring landscape. We transplanted them here 25 years ago. I am reminded how each of us can brighten up the landscape by transplanting positive thoughts and actions.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/22/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:46 Pretty Enough to Wear

Pretty Enough to Wear

When I first saw this photo of a small water plant I had taken at the frog pond, I thought it was pretty enough to wear. Sometimes we are not aware of what we see in person until we see it again in a photo.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/21/2018 06:00 AM