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audio 01:12 HAPPY NEW YEAR Ring the Bells for Peace

HAPPY NEW YEAR Ring the Bells for Peace

Finally the New Year begins, leaving behind one that will shape our view on life for many years to come. Today we ring the bells for a peaceful, productive, and healthy new year.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/01/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:49 The Return of the Ice Sculpture Exhibit

The Return of the Ice Sculpture Exhibit

Each morning it is my intention to look out my windows and observe something unique, positive, and special that Nature provides me as I begin my day. At the moment it is the return of the constantly changing ice sculpture exhibit in the brook.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/31/2020 06:00 AM

audio 02:05 Back Again

Back Again

Nature melted the snow cover on the mountain and valley, creating a brown landscape, and with the stroke of her paint brush she painted the landscape once more in a coating of white. This time of year we resolve to change old negative habits.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/30/2020 06:00 AM

audio 01:33 Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

The white snow cover, just before Christmas, disappeared during the intense rain and warm weather. The ground is mostly bare again. Still, Nature has provided an opportunity to walk through the woods and explore places the snow would have kept us from.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/29/2020 06:00 AM

audio 01:19 Wind Through the Pines

Wind Through the Pines

Whenever I hear the wind whistling through the tall pines bordering the old road or approaching the top of the mountain, I think back to one of my favorite childhood stories of Heidi of the Alps. It is a feeling of being home.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/28/2020 06:00 AM

audio 02:17 Walking in a Straight Line

Walking in a Straight Line

I followed a set of animal tracks as I walked along the old road. I knew it was a wild animal because they were in a straight line rather than a dog that will bound here and there. People are like animals. Some walk a straight line in life where others do

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/27/2020 06:00 AM

audio 01:20 Winter Walks

Winter Walks

Our walking habits change in the winter as my leg doesn’t like to walk through deep snow. We often drive to the Center’s parking area at the back of the land and walk the old Class VI road. It is a wonderful way to connect with Nature without needing to t

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/26/2020 06:00 AM

audio 01:23 A Special Gift

A Special Gift

During this special season in the Christian world as well as in other religions, gift giving is fairly common. So it was the other day during a snow storm when Nature gifted us with a visit from a pair of cardinals. To us it was a beautiful sign from the

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/25/2020 06:00 AM