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audio 01:13 Labor Day Picnic

Labor Day Picnic

The weather was perfect and we took the Cat for a ride up the Mountain. On the way we passed a family on a hike and as we eventually headed back down we passed them having a picnic at the edge of the Lupine Field. It was a timeless image and good for the

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 09/09/2020 06:00 AM

audio 02:05 Night Crawlers

Night Crawlers

We often think of night crawlers as large angle worms that come up through the earth at night, especially after a soaking rain, but other small creatures such as salamanders also live in dark and often damp places. There is a lot of unseen life around us.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 09/08/2020 06:00 AM

audio 01:12 Podcast a lot of sunrises & sunsets

Podcast a lot of sunrises & sunsets

I have observed a lot of sunrises and sunsets, as well as many aspects of Nature, over the past fourteen years doing a daily podcast. It has taught me that the whole of life has many angles filled with insights.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 09/07/2020 06:00 AM

audio 01:33 Ready and Waiting

Ready and Waiting

The Peace Garden is ready and waiting for the opening of phase one. There is a lot to do in the future, but right now it is a time to reflect back and celebrate all that has gone into what has been accomplished. Many times we forget that important step in

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 09/06/2020 06:00 AM

audio 01:32 One Board at a Time

One Board at a Time

Over the past few months, I have had the opportunity to slowly work on projects on the land such as the cabin near the orchard. I often judge the success of the day by the number on boards I can nail in place, like the picket fence in the peace garden.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 09/05/2020 06:00 AM

audio 01:26 Painting on the Tower

Painting on the Tower

As we approach the celebration of the first phase of the Peace Garden, we have been putting on some finishing touches. I took a photo of my wife up on the bell tower painting and thought of how grateful I am to all those that have helped in this project.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 09/04/2020 06:00 AM

audio 02:09 Improving the Entrance

Improving the Entrance

Several years ago I created a path to the area that is now becoming the Peace Garden. With the increased traffic I needed to improve it so I could deliver material to the space. There is something about working on the land that is good for the soul.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 09/03/2020 06:00 AM

audio 01:27 Moving In

Moving In

Now that September is upon us, many people are looking at moving to the mountains or to warmer climates. In a normal year, college students would be moving back to their campuses. Even a frog has decided to move into the partially filled reflection pond i

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 09/02/2020 06:00 AM