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audio 01:19 The Value of Nature

The Value of Nature

What is the true value of Nature? Is it the land, the minerals under it, the wood that grows on it, the wildlife that live in it, or is it the opportunity for us to connect to something that gives us a deeper meaning to life?

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 07/22/2017 03:00 AM

audio 01:25 Ghost Webs

Ghost Webs

As I approached the field on a hazy mystical morning, I was mesmerized by the ghost webs wet with dew staring up at me from the ground. I knew that when the hot sun caught up with them they would disappear only to haunt again.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 07/21/2017 03:00 AM

audio 01:21 Butterfly Food

Butterfly Food

The milkweed is in full bloom in the orchard. It is nourishment for the insects that busy themselves gathering the rich nectar. The plants are also rich food for my eyes and for my soul.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 07/20/2017 03:00 AM

audio 01:12 Colors of Summer

Colors of Summer

It is that precious time of year when the colors of summer create a lush pallet to feast upon. The days are long and the air is warm and filled with invigorating aromas. It will pass by all too soon, especially when we are unaware.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 07/19/2017 03:00 AM

audio 01:31 Red Mushroom

Red Mushroom

Summer rains mean mushrooms take over the forest floor. Their shapes and colors are magical and mystical. Some are very poisonous. I do not touch – just marvel and wonder how they came to be.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 07/18/2017 03:00 AM

audio 02:02 Well Traveled

Well Traveled

I admired a hydrangea blossom on a small shrub I transplanted at the Center a couple of years ago when the Historical Society build was being moved. I wondered where it had originally come from. It’s like our positive actions that we share.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 07/17/2017 03:00 AM

audio 01:29 Ancient Beacon

Ancient Beacon

I often gaze at an ancient beacon projecting into the sky that I can see from the field on top of the mountain. I wonder what its true nature really was or still is. I love the idea that the earth still has many ancient mysteries to reveal.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 07/16/2017 03:00 AM

audio 01:42 A Long Forgotten Rose

A Long Forgotten Rose

Recently I saw something red near an old stone wall in the middle of our lawn. I investigated and found a rose I had planted years ago and forgotten about. The maple shading it had fallen down, and the rose bloomed again.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 07/15/2017 03:00 AM