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audio 02:16 Snapped


The small pine tree could not bear up under the weight of winter. It snapped at its trunk. A lot of people have been feeling this way under the weight of winter and yet we have flexibility that starts with feeling gratitude for something in our hearts. Sp

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 02/20/2019 06:00 AM

audio 02:12 Head Shot

Head Shot

Lately I have attempted to capture the personalities of some of the wild animals and birds that live on or visit the mountain. I was struck by the head shot of a male turkey of how beautiful and ugly they are. Just as in humans, every creature displays a

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 02/19/2019 06:00 AM

audio 01:43 Piercing Eyes

Piercing Eyes

The Barred Owl came back for another visit. It perched on a branch with its head actively surveying the landscape, its eyes seeming to pierce through things we cannot see. Some people can see realities that others may not. It can be a beautiful gift.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 02/18/2019 06:00 AM

audio 01:37 No Place to Sit

No Place to Sit

My son snow-shoed over to the Center and photographed the benches on the Grace Trail that had almost disappeared. Even with no place to sit, the land remains peaceful. Wherever one experiences Nature, whether sitting or standing, there is always peace.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 02/17/2019 06:00 AM

audio 01:34 Brightening Skies

Brightening Skies

Although the brunt of the snow storm came overnight, the flurries lingered until afternoon when I spent several hours moving snow. As evening approached, I noticed the skies were brightening, giving promise to the next day. I paused in appreciation.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 02/16/2019 06:00 AM

audio 01:21 A Turkey in the Brook

A Turkey in the Brook

Just before the last snow storm as the brook was refreezing from a February thaw, Nature created a turkey ice carving. It was a chance encounter with this piece of art that captured my imagination and provided a little soul healing.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 02/15/2019 06:00 AM

audio 01:29 Eye to Eye

Eye to Eye

My neighbor called to tell me a bobcat was in the back of their house. I grabbed the camera, headed over, and out their back window I saw this magnificent wild creation of Nature. I gazed eye to eye at it through my camera lens at a safe distance.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 02/14/2019 06:00 AM

audio 01:51 The Wishing Tree

The Wishing Tree

We have a tree that reminds me of a chicken’s wish bone. My sister and I used to make a wish and then pull on a dried wish bone when we were children. The one who got the longer piece was supposed to get the wish. Now all I need to do see the tree.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 02/13/2019 06:00 AM