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audio 02:17 There is Something About Ocean Air and Flowers

There is Something About Ocean Air and Flo...

I have noticed over the years that flowers on the coast seem to be bigger and very fragrant. I love to see roses in that environment and I wonder about people living in environments where they flourish. For me, there is something about the mountains.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 07/06/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:53 Full Load

Full Load

I watched a lobster boat motor out to sea carrying a full load of traps. It appeared from shore as if a wave could easily wash over its deck. I thought of how we constantly test Nature and how we ourselves often go through life overloaded. It pays to know

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 07/05/2021 06:00 AM

audio 02:34 Podcast 5000

Podcast 5000

Today is the 5000th MESSAGE FROM THE MOUNTAIN! It began nearly fifteen years ago when the Mountain began sending positive messages to me as I walked the land. Now I wander with a camera looking for the next connection between Nature and Life.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 07/04/2021 06:00 AM

audio 02:20 Building Blocks

Building Blocks

I stood in front of the Cribstone Bridge and took a picture of the massive foundation of granite building blocks that have held together for a hundred years. I thought of people that have a solid foundation held together by their positive beliefs.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 07/03/2021 06:00 AM

audio 02:07 Wild Sunshine

Wild Sunshine

Now that the Lupine show is over, the field is filled with yellow flowers, like the brown-eyed Susans and, soon to bloom, golden rod as well as another that is a golden flower with a yellow center. Each year these wildflowers spread, reminding me of peopl

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 07/02/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:14 A Very Special Bridge

A Very Special Bridge

There is a special bridge that connects Bailey and Orrs Islands in Maine known as the Cribstone Bridge. It is Man and Nature working together to strike a balance.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 07/01/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:25 Ready for the Butterflies

Ready for the Butterflies

The milkweed is in bloom with its tiny pink flowers ready for the butterflies that flit around the orchard and Lupine Field. I do not mow in these areas until fall. The butterflies, to me, signal that the coming days will be full of appreciation for life.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/30/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:55 Nature Under Attack

Nature Under Attack

It has been a year of attacks, not only from the pandemic, but from the gypsy moths that are currently defoliating part of the valley as I saw firsthand from the Lupine Field. Nature has taught us to be resilient and I am counting on Nature’s come back.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/29/2021 06:00 AM