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audio 01:11 The Foxes are Back

The Foxes are Back

I discovered the first Fox Glove of the season, not yet full with flowers. It was a sign of more beauty to unfold on the landscape that I so enjoy. It is with gratitude I attempt to reflect to others the joys of connecting with Nature.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/25/2018 03:30 PM

audio 01:32 Another Summer Beauty is Back

Another Summer Beauty is Back

Another summer beauty has returned to grace the landscape. The Cone Flowers pop up here and there and are a delight to focus on for a moment or two. I wonder how many people pass by the beauty that surrounds us.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/24/2018 03:30 PM

audio 01:20 Blackberry Blooms

Blackberry Blooms

The small white delicate flowers on the blackberry and raspberry vines are easy to overlook with all the other blossoms vying for pollinators’ attention. Still, they are a very important part of Nature as food for birds, animals, and the soul.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/23/2018 03:30 PM

audio 01:42 Family Portrait

Family Portrait

I wanted to put together a family portrait of the columbines I have been enjoying this year, so I choice individual photos to group together. Just like human families that look more or less alike, each flower is unique and different.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/22/2018 03:30 PM

audio 01:48 Honoring an Old Tree

Honoring an Old Tree

We are not sure exactly when the old dead tree fell to the ground, but it was sometime after March 1st. It was a couple of months before we realized it. Now we honor the memory through many photos – a part of Nature that has changed.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/21/2018 03:30 PM

audio 01:51 Something Missing

Something Missing

Someone told me they thought that the old dead pine that had stood proudly at the edge of the Lupine Field had fallen over. It must have been gone for a couple of months and we didn’t notice it. Things disappear in life the same way.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/20/2018 03:30 PM

audio 01:57 Wild Vines

Wild Vines

The wild bindweed that grows seemingly out of control at the edge of the Lupine Field has taken over the pole for a bluebird house. Our thoughts are sort of like wild vines that can take over our critical thinking unless we learn how to cut them back.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/19/2018 03:30 PM

audio 01:49 Checkerberries

Checkerberries

I remember, as a child, picking and eating checkerberries that grew wild in nature. I think of old-fashioned flavors like birch beer, Moxie, and checkerberry tea. Then there is old fashioned kindness and thoughtfulness.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/18/2018 03:30 PM