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audio 01:25 A Frog in the Pond

A Frog in the Pond

As I passed by the small pond at the Center, I remembered that I had not taken the time this year to spot a frog. I scanned the surface saw one half submerged in the water. I felt refreshed as I paused to appreciate.

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

audio 01:49 A Bear Sampling a Pear

A Bear Sampling a Pear

I spotted the yearling black bear wandering through our small fruit trees, and, as I watched, it paused by the old pear tree, stood on its hind legs and sampled some of the fruit. I was grateful to have the opportunity to watch and learn.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/10/2018 06:00 AM

audio 02:03 To Bee or Not to Bee

To Bee or Not to Bee

The bright red blossom of a single beebalm plant caught my eye. Sometimes we have several of them, sometimes less. I thought of when the forest soil is disturbed and plants spring back to life. The same is true with positive actions.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/09/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:12 A Place to Contemplate

A Place to Contemplate

Half way up the Robbin’s Way Trail, there is a large flat boulder that was placed beside an old hemlock tree when the path to the top of the mountain was worked on. It is a place to rest and contemplate, surrounded by the wise forest.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/09/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:28 August Gold

August Gold

The goldenrod is now in bloom. They are a bittersweet reminder that we are in the last full month of summer. Observed on a cloudy day or when the sun is going down, they brighten the landscape for those who are paying attention.

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

audio 01:17 Double Orange

Double Orange

The parade of daylilies continues and we now are enjoying blooms of the double orange plants. I first discovered them growing at the Center in the old gardens and have transplanted some to our house. Life is such a blend of many different ingredients.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/07/2018 06:00 AM

audio 02:29 Growing Wild

Growing Wild

I have enjoyed discovering the different wildflowers that grow in the Lupine Field. Some we may have planted, and some may have found their way there on the wind. Life is like the field. We choose to work with Nature rather than control it.

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

audio 01:53 Aliens Among Us

Aliens Among Us

I saw an insect that I had never seen before. It looked alien as I didn’t know or understand anything about it. I thought of all the things that we don’t understand on earth that we know nothing about.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/05/2018 06:00 AM