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audio 01:47 The Moon Above the Clouds

The Moon Above the Clouds

I gazed at the cloud-filled sky and spotted a blue patch; in the middle of this patch was a white moon. I took a few moments to appreciate Nature’s beauty and realized I could have missed it all.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 11/03/2018 10:00 AM

audio 01:23 I could Hear the Wind

I could Hear the Wind

As I approached the Lupine Field from the orchard I could hear the wind blowing through the valley. I knew winter with its icy fingers was trying to get a solid grip on the landscape. I retreated to the warmth of my home.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 11/02/2018 10:00 AM

audio 01:45 A Single Track

A Single Track

We can learn a lot from the tracks we make and by observing those of others. We followed a single tire track down the old Class XI Road until we came to a place where a tree had blocked it and our neighbor had backed up and got a saw.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 11/01/2018 10:00 AM

audio 01:21 Nature Celebrates Halloween

Nature Celebrates Halloween

Nature instructed its team of caterpillar decorators to create a spooky scene for the end of October when Halloween is celebrated. The result is a very scary tree. Nature is active all year long in whatever we celebrate.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 10/31/2018 10:00 AM

audio 01:37 Immersed In Beauty

Immersed In Beauty

We set out to walk the trail to the Lupine Field after the fresh snow and found ourselves immersed in Nature’s beauty created when fall and winter come together. I was reminded that all it takes is a few steps to be immersed.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 10/30/2018 10:00 AM

audio 01:34 Seasonal Conflict

Seasonal Conflict

The weather turned nasty as we drove back across the state. Several inches of snow coated the ground and what was left of the fall foliage on the trees. We were caught in a seasonal conflict filled with both beauty and drama.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 10/29/2018 10:00 AM

audio 02:18 Rest in Peace

Rest in Peace

We finished clearing the new growth from the old cemetery just before the winter snows are due to cover the landscape. It is a labor of love and respect for those that lived on the land many years ago. It feels good to respect history.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 10/28/2018 12:00 PM

audio 01:52 The Return of the Mountain

The Return of the Mountain

The disappearance of the foliage signals the return of the mountain. Actually, it never went anyplace. My view had been blocked all summer long. Now I can see it again. Life can cover up what is still there.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 10/27/2018 10:00 AM