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audio 01:39 Colorful Surprise

Colorful Surprise

My eyes caught a splash of pinkish orange as I drove into the Center’s parking lot. Many years ago I had moved an azalea there and it had never grown much until this year. I am grateful that it survived. We all have surprises in us.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/04/2018 10:00 AM

audio 01:55 A Good Year for the Rhodies

A Good Year for the Rhodies

It has been a great spring for the rhododendrons at the Center. The pink blossoms shine especially bright in contrast to the woods in the background. If we didn’t keep the surrounding growth under control it would disappear.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/03/2018 10:00 AM

audio 01:27 Designed by Nature

Designed by Nature

The many different, colorful, beautiful flowers all have custom designs created by Nature. Each one of us has been designed by the Cosmos and, like the flowers, we all have a uniqueness that can enhance the landscape of life.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/02/2018 10:00 AM

audio 01:55 Tiny Pears

Tiny Pears

The blossoms on the pear trees have floated away in the wind, the insects have done their pollinating, and now tiny pears are growing. It is a time for the ideas in our minds to begin their growth, just as the pears on their way to be harvested.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/01/2018 10:00 AM

audio 01:33 Hiding Under Its Leaves

Hiding Under Its Leaves

I had to bend down to find Jack’s face hiding under its own giant broad leaves. Jack is an old friend that comes to visit every year, growing under an pear tree. It feels good to renew an old friendship.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/31/2018 10:00 AM

audio 02:01 Planted by the Birds

Planted by the Birds

The small honeysuckle bush adorned with white blossoms in the corner of the orchard was probably planted by birds. I think of our positive thoughts and actions planted randomly that help spread similar actions.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/30/2018 10:00 AM

audio 01:34 Velvet Lady

Velvet Lady

The reddish lady slipper stood out among the pink ones growing in the partly shaded woods on the mountainside. It appeared to be clothed in velvet as it grew in this peaceful setting. I felt privileged to be in its royal presence.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/29/2018 10:00 AM

audio 01:42 Memories of Memorial Days Past

Memories of Memorial Days Past

Lilacs evoke memories of Memorial Day observances after my father returned from serving in World War Two. I marched to the cemetery carrying a flag to decorate a veteran’s grave and lilacs were cast into the lake.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/28/2018 10:00 AM