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audio 01:28 A Late July Day on the Mountain

A Late July Day on the Mountain

I walked from the cabin in the warm afternoon sun to the top of the Lupine Field where the Mount Washington cooling wind chased away the mosquitos. It was perfect and I sat for a while on the bench realizing that every visit here is always perfect.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 07/26/2021 06:00 AM

audio 02:12 Mushrooms are Springing up Everywhere

Mushrooms are Springing up Everywhere

The recent rain has moistened the soil, allowing the mushrooms spores to grow and spring up everywhere in many sizes and shapes. I would be afraid to eat any as I am not knowledgeable about them. I think of people we do not know that we are afraid of.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 07/25/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:43 Phlox Season

Phlox Season

I have found that I have developed the habit of breaking the year down into many different seasons. Also it is done by celebrating holidays with lights and outdoor decorations. In the summer the flowers decorate their own seasons, such as the phlox season

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 07/24/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:27 Another of Nature's Artistic Creations

Another of Nature's Artistic Creations

I am still constantly amazed with the ability Nature has to create such artistic offerings. She colors the blossoms of day lilies or arranges the feathers on the birds, or the fur on an animal. She gives us permission to tap into our own creativity.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 07/23/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:30 Double the Pleasure

Double the Pleasure

The double orange day lilies have begun to bloom. They are not as common as the single orange ones that dot the roadways, often remaining long after the people that planted them have moved on. This year these lilies are a welcome reminder of normal summer

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 07/22/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:28  Alive Again

Alive Again

The little brook has come alive again with water flowing down the mountain. It was bone dry just a few weeks ago and with the summer rains it now brings nourishment to the soil as it passes by. People are beginning to feel alive again.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 07/21/2021 06:00 AM

audio 02:03 Hosta Flowers

Hosta Flowers

The hosta plant produces large green leaves and one would expect to see large flowers. The reality is that their flowers are very small, and, although beautiful, may not live up to expectations. There are people who promise big things that seem to fade.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 07/20/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:41 Fuzzy Sumac

Fuzzy Sumac

The sumac are now in bloom with their long, fuzzy looking blossoms. It is a very invasive plant, popping up in places where the soil is raw as it spreads rapidly. It has brilliant red leaves and fruit in the fall. There are all kinds of people from “fuzzy

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 07/19/2021 06:00 AM