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audio 01:53 A Bear with Insomnia

A Bear with Insomnia

The footprints crossing the trail were large and at first we weren’t sure if they were animal or human. On further investigation we found them to be a bear with insomnia. Perhaps the changes in the climate have changed both humans and animals.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/30/2019 06:00 AM

audio 02:06 Measuring Time

Measuring Time

The seasons, events and locations in Nature are a way for me to measure time. Currently, it is the return of Nature’s ice sculpture show in the brook that flows down the mountain. One abstract appears to be a winged figure. I look forward to these moments

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/29/2019 06:00 AM

audio 01:36 King of the Herd

King of the Herd

I recently retrieved the photo card from one of our game cameras and found the image of a very large ten point buck that I would call the king of the herd. Life is full of things we don’t often see.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/28/2019 06:00 AM

audio 01:39 No Need for Snowshoes

No Need for Snowshoes

The lack of snow is either a plus or a minus, depending on your winter expectation. This is also the time when we look at the pluses and minuses of the past year as well as the past decade and even further back. I prefer to consider opportunities.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/27/2019 06:00 AM

audio 01:33 Spring in December

Spring in December

I am not sure if there is a typical winter anymore. Sometimes we have a snow cover in October and sometimes not before January. This year it feels like spring in December, great for hiking, not for skiing on the trails. I just enjoy each day.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/26/2019 06:00 AM

audio 01:36 Magical


Christmas has been a magical day for me since I was a child. The magic has changed and now is experienced in the smiles of strangers and random acts of kindness

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/25/2019 06:00 AM

audio 01:35 Lighting the Way

Lighting the Way

I didn’t used to the waning daylight of December, but lately with all our holiday lights, I look forward to it. Perhaps it’s just discovering the power of gratitude flowing through my heart. That light shines all year long regardless of the day’s length.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/24/2019 06:00 AM

audio 01:37 Deer Prints in the Orchard

Deer Prints in the Orchard

As I walked through the orchard I discovered hoof prints in the snow from a large deer. It was proof, even though I did not see the deer, that there is wildlife living on the land. Even though I knew it, it was good to see the proof.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/23/2019 06:00 AM