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audio 01:23 Where the Fairies Sleep

Where the Fairies Sleep

I know that the fairies are now ready for their winter sleep. The Enchanted Pathway is silent, and the houses and tiny statues have been placed under cover. The ferries are dreaming about next year and the new adventures ahead.

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

audio 01:36 Investing in the Spring

Investing in the Spring

Now is the time to invest in the spring by planting bulbs that will bloom after the snow melts. The goal is to bring pleasure to those that visit the gardens or sit on the memory bench. Acts of kindness are investments in the future.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 11/07/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:28 Ready for the Freeze

Ready for the Freeze

The little frog pond silently waits for the cold weather to freeze its surface into a sheet of ice. When I see it taking place, my mind goes back to the big adventures I had as a child exploring the frozen surface of the bog behind my house.

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

audio 01:35 November Color

November Color

I am aware that there is still a fair amount of muted color coming from the remaining leaves on the trees. Perhaps it’s just me, but everything seems to be a little bit more alive this fall. Whatever it is, I am grateful.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 11/05/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:23 A Postcard View

A Postcard View

There are places on the trail the are just a little extra special, and with the right framing of a photo, have what I call, “a postcard view”. Sometimes we enhance the view by clearing away the understory. Nature can work well with man.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 11/04/2018 06:00 AM

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 06:00 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 06:00 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 06:00 AM