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audio 01:39 Where Have all the Rabbits Gone

Where Have all the Rabbits Gone

I always look forward to seeing the tracks of rabbits in fresh snow, but this year there is not one to be seen. I wonder if the predators have wiped them out or if they have just moved on to a different environment. Hopefully they will return.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/22/2019 06:00 AM

audio 01:48 Stairway to the Sky

Stairway to the Sky

There is a spot on the top of the mountain that appears to be a stairway cut out of the ledge that faces the “Bridge” across the valley. On this Winter Solstice, I wonder as I wander the land if the ancients knew something that still remains to be redisco

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/21/2019 06:00 AM

audio 01:47 Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland

A fresh coating of snow just before the winter solstice has turned the landscape into a winter wonderland. I can imagine what it would have been like to travel the old road in a horse drawn sleigh as I blend the past with the present. We are all pioneers.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/20/2019 06:00 AM

audio 01:39 Splashes of Red

Splashes of Red

I have enjoyed being greeted with slashes of red intermingled with a brown landscape as I drive around. They are the festive berries that last through the holidays and bring color to life, and I am grateful to have them greet me.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/19/2019 06:00 AM

audio 01:37 Contrasts

Contrasts

Winter snows have had a hard time becoming established in the foothills this year. As I stood at the top of the Lupine Field, the bare ground was a sharp contrast with the winter white of the mountains. We live in a world of contrasts.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/18/2019 06:00 AM

audio 01:34 A Good Year for Beechnuts

A Good Year for Beechnuts

By the looks of the empty shells on the ground, this has been a good year for beechnuts. They provide food to help the wild animals though the winter. The forest is also providing spiritual food to help us find gratitude for the days ahead.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/17/2019 06:00 AM

audio 01:37 Saturated

Saturated

The foothills are saturated with water due to heavy rains of the past few days. The ground can hold no more. People are also saturated with holiday events, food, and emotions. It won’t be long before the holidays will be over and the ground covered with s

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/16/2019 06:00 AM

audio 01:42 Full Moon at Dawn

Full Moon at Dawn

When the moon is full and the sky is clear, our best view is just before dawn as it sets behind the mountains to the west. There is something about the moon that captures the imagination. A moment with the moon can change our lives.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/15/2019 06:00 AM