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audio 02:01 Cotton Tree

Cotton Tree

The limbs of the crab apple tree were covered with sticky snow globs causing it to look like it had grown cotton. I smiled at one of Nature’s whimsies as my mind stepped into a magical world of imagination. Nature gives us so many different perspectives o

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/13/2019 11:00 AM

audio 01:24 A View of the Mountain in Winter

A View of the Mountain in Winter

The best view of our mountain is from the sand pile behind the town office complex. I often stop there after a snowstorm when the trees are covered with white. It is a beacon of energy.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/12/2019 11:00 AM

audio 01:38 Sticking to the Trees

Sticking to the Trees

The fresh snow was sticking to everything and the trees looked magical as if they were all covered with white cotton. I knew that it would not be long before the snow would drop to the forest floor, and at that moment I paused to appreciate.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/11/2019 11:00 AM

audio 02:14 Flake by Flake

Flake by Flake

Slowly, flake by flake, the level of snow has been building here in the mountains. Now the ground is covered with a foot or more. In life we often have measurable success by proceeding ounce by ounce, or step by step, slowly achieving our goals.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/10/2019 11:00 AM

audio 01:52 Winter Wanderings

Winter Wanderings

My winter wanderings are often confined to wandering the old road. The neighbors keep the trail parking plowed and my knee prefers the road surface rather than the uneven surface of the snow. The real benefit is the opportunity for my mind to wander as I

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/09/2019 11:00 AM

audio 01:55 Hard Winter on the Trees

Hard Winter on the Trees

So far, this winter has been hard on the trees. Some were weakened by previous storms and insects, and then we experienced a lot of heavy wet snow, ice, and high winds. Trees don’t have the same options as people. People can change situations.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/08/2019 11:00 AM

audio 02:04 Fire in the Belly

Fire in the Belly

The brilliant red sunset looked like fire in the sky and that reminded me of the phrase, “Fire in the Belly.” And of course, that caused me to think about passions we have that lead us to accomplishing things that make positive differences in lives.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/07/2019 11:00 AM

audio 01:23 Peaceful Sky

Peaceful Sky

The pink and gray sky looked and felt very peaceful, outlined by leafless trees. I closed my eyes for a brief moment and breathed in gratitude. I left the scene with the feeling of peace etched in my heart, knowing that the sky is only a breath away.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/06/2019 11:40 AM