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audio 01:09 Bringing Smiles to the Neighborhood

Bringing Smiles to the Neighborhood

I smile every time I pass by the road sign leading up the hill to the mountain. A neighbor decorates it for each season and now it has two fall figures. Acts of kindness can brighten up and even change a stranger’s life.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 09/24/2019 06:00 AM

audio 01:27 Color Coming In

Color Coming In

Nature is filling in the blanks of color leading to a spectacular show that will take place over the next couple of weeks. There will be visitors to the mountains from all over the world.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 09/23/2019 06:29 AM

audio 01:33 A Late Splash of Blue

A Late Splash of Blue

As we transition to fall in the mountains, I am still greeted by late splashes of the blue blossoms of wild asters framed by ferns that have not yet turned brown. A splash of blue can change a mood for a moment, a day, or even a lifetime.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 09/22/2019 06:00 AM

audio 01:52 Rediscovering a Stone Wall

Rediscovering a Stone Wall

The stonewalls on the mountain are a couple of hundred years old, built by the settlers when they cleared the land. Over the years many of the walls have disappeared into the woods. Rediscovering a stone wall is like rediscovering ourselves.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 09/21/2019 07:05 AM

audio 02:27  A Project Waiting

A Project Waiting

I have many projects waiting in various stages of completion: a book one quarter written, carpentry projects, and an old wagon in the corner of the orchard left there by a previous owner. I am grateful to have the opportunity when the time is right to bri

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 09/20/2019 06:00 AM

audio 01:39 The Veins of a Leaf

The Veins of a Leaf

The yellow leaf caught my eye from a distance as the sun shined through it, revealing all its veins. I thought about the wiring of humans and then wondered about the belief that everything in the Cosmos is connected by energy. It is so simple and complex.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 09/19/2019 06:00 AM

audio 01:45 Mowing Time

Mowing Time

Now that the wildflowers have mostly faded and the lupine seeds have dried, it is time to cut the fields to ready them for new growth in the spring. There is something cathartic about slowly traversing the fields.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 09/18/2019 06:00 AM

audio 01:37 Quiet Morning

Quiet Morning

I love to find myself on a quiet morning standing at the top of the Lupine Field looking out at the mountains across the valley. The sounds of life below fade into the background of the sounds of nature. It is a place to contemplate life.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 09/17/2019 06:00 AM