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audio 01:44 Out of Season

Out of Season

The weathered milkweed seedpod looked out of season in the spring sunshine. Still, there was something about it that caught my eye. It was a piece of Nature’s art. I wondered if anyone else noticed besides me.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/19/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:26 Orchard in Spring

Orchard in Spring

There is something about the little orchard we saved twenty years ago from being overrun by the forest that brings a sense of calmness every time I visit. Soon the area will be flooded with the smells of apple blossoms. It is peaceful.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/18/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:49 Wild Beauty

Wild Beauty

My eyes caught the vibrant color of a flowering plant on the side of the orchard road. I paused to photo it and admire its beauty. Nature planted it there, and I am grateful to have been in its presence. All it takes is mindfulness of the moment.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/17/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:27 Through the Leaves

Through the Leaves

The evening sky caught my eye through the new green growth that now shades the big window from the sun. I spent a moment outside with another one of Nature’s sunset spectaculars. My mind slowed down in the stillness.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/16/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:53 Yellow Wall

Yellow Wall

About fifty years ago my parents gave us a selection of shrubs they had ordered from the back of a Parade Magazine. Several years ago I transplanted a dozen or more forsythia from the original one to create a hedge at the Center. Kindness spreads.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/15/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:32 The Lupine are Growing

The Lupine are Growing

I have an extra incentive to walk to the Lupine Field this time of year. The plants are growing, and it won’t be long before the landscape will be filled with beautiful flowers. It is proof that dreams are a reality that is manifesting.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/14/2018 06:00 AM

audio 02:16 Chat With A Bear

Chat With A Bear

My wife heard sounds in front of the house and opened the widow to find a small bear climbing a tree. She spoke to it and the bear paused to listen. Viewing wildlife is amazing as long as one realizes that these creatures are wild.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/13/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:44 A Big Visitor

A Big Visitor

I caught a glimpse of shiny black, a couple of hundred feet into the woods, and I watched it move toward the brook where it paused to take a long drink of water. Then the bear sauntered off to nap. We welcome all sizes of animals.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/12/2018 06:00 AM