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audio 01:22 The Turtle Watches

The Turtle Watches

On the top of the ledge a piece of granite battered by centuries of the elements rests silently. From a certain angle it reminds me of a turtle. I wonder if it had a special meaning to the ancients. I wonder what it is watching for.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 10/22/2017 10:00 AM

audio 01:22 Close to Home

Close to Home

I realized in my search for fall beauty that right now some of the best is close to home. The same is often true when we are searching for answers or direction in life. We may already within reach much of what we need.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 10/21/2017 10:00 AM

audio 01:02 A Carpet of Leaves

A Carpet of Leaves

The fall winds tugged at the colored leaves on the trees freeing them to float to the ground creating a crunchy carpet for me to walk on as I ventured along the trail. I smiled to myself and felt rejuvenated as I returned.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 10/20/2017 10:00 AM

audio 01:42 Peak Color

Peak Color

From the top of the Lupine field, the valley and the mountainsides beyond are covered with the peak colors of fall. To some, this year’s leaves have not been as brilliant as in the past. I choose to look for the peak color of every day, all year long.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 10/19/2017 10:00 AM

audio 01:43 Fall Ferns & White Birches

Fall Ferns & White Birches

Nature decorates the trail to the ledge, creating a beautiful landscape of fall ferns and white birches. Passing by, I pause and feel gratitude for the opportunity to be here and for all the wonderful miracles in life.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 10/18/2017 10:00 AM

audio 01:31 Open Space Under The Big Trees

Open Space Under The Big Trees

A few years ago we cleared the underbrush from underneath some big trees on top of the mountain. It gives us a different view. Clearing aware the underbrush in my mind can help me see things differently.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 10/17/2017 10:00 AM

audio 01:17 A Good Place to Read The Paper

A Good Place to Read The Paper

Lately, with the beautiful fall weather, when I get a few moments to read the paper, I take it and a bottle of water and walk from the orchard to the Lupine Field. The paper is just an excuse to smile a lot in Nature.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 10/16/2017 10:00 AM

audio 01:28 The Table Is Set

The Table Is Set

I smiled as I saw the leaves on the old mill stone and I knew the table was set for a feast for the eyes of fall colors, tastes, smells and the feel of cooler air. When this feast is over, Nature will provide another one as it does all year.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 10/15/2017 10:00 AM