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audio 01:35 Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Spring is taking its time to arrive; two steps forward and then one step back. Life goes the same way. It is the backward step that can take us off our paths unless we believe in the journey and step forward again.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 04/06/2018 12:00 PM

audio 01:28 Raised Footprints 03

Raised Footprints 03

A single set of footprints crossing the Lupine Field stood out, the frozen tracks now melting slower than the snow around them. I was reminded that every footprint we place on the land leaves an impression, whether seen or not.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 04/05/2018 12:00 PM

audio 01:40 Waking up After a Winter Sleep

Waking up After a Winter Sleep

I have been looking forward to seeing the half-buried head emerging after a winter sleep. I am not sure if Nature created it or the settlers looking for granite used it in their foundations. It makes no difference; it is awake.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 04/04/2018 12:00 PM

audio 02:10 Finally a Crust to Walk On

Finally a Crust to Walk On

When wet snow freezes at night, providing a solid surface, I look forward to early morning walks. When the conditions are right, it is a great adventure. The trick is to know when the conditions get too warm.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 04/03/2018 12:00 PM

audio 01:30 The Ugly Beauty of Spring

The Ugly Beauty of Spring

The landscape is not very beautiful to look at this time of year. In fact, it appears very drab unless one experiences the fresh smells, the sounds of returning birds and the energy of new growth preparing to burst forth.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 04/02/2018 12:00 PM

audio 01:29 The Face of April

The Face of April

The face of April that gazes down on the valley is the snow covered peak of Mount Washington. It will remain white through the spring, creating a background for the changes below. It is a symbol to me of the wisdom inside our souls.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 04/01/2018 12:00 PM

audio 01:10 There is Hope

There is Hope

There is hope that spring is finally here. I have found evidence by the tips of daylilies poking up through the ground. My heart sings with the birds. Then again, regardless of the season, each day begins and ends with positive hope.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 03/31/2018 12:00 PM

audio 01:37 The Sun at Work

The Sun at Work

The warm sun of late winter has been at work melting the snow on the surface of the Grace Trail. Before long, evidence of new growth will work its way to the surface of the barren ground. It is a time to look forward to the newness of life.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 03/30/2018 12:00 PM