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audio 01:47 Under the Umbrellas

Under the Umbrellas

There is a street in San Juan that has a covering of individual umbrellas suspended above the walkers. I am reminded of the term “covered by an umbrella”, meaning being protected. The street scene was a colorful reminder that something goes with us.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/20/2018 11:00 AM

audio 02:09 Cloud Peaks

Cloud Peaks

As often happens this time of year, the setting sun was reflecting a beautiful pink off the mountains across the valley. I realized that what I thought at first was a mountain peak was a cloud in the shape of a mountain. Imagination and reality often play

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/20/2018 11:00 AM

audio 01:58 A Fresh Coating

A Fresh Coating

Overnight nature gave the landscape a fresh coating of snow. Everything appeared magical as I gazed out the window at the small brook and the woods beyond. I realized my mind had been given a fresh opportunity to get a different view of life.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/19/2018 11:00 AM

audio 01:35 Silent Clouds

Silent Clouds

The top of the mountain was quiet except for the sound of a pileated woodpecker chopping away on an insect infected tree. The clouds covered the tops of the mountains across the valley and I cherished the moment, knowing that I could relive it later.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/18/2018 11:00 AM

audio 01:50 Within Sight of the Goal

Within Sight of the Goal

I could see the light from the clearing as I approached the summit. I thought back to when I used to hike different mountains. When I thought I was approaching the top, I found there was another hill to climb. Goals are always changing.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/17/2018 11:00 AM

audio 01:59 Twisted

Twisted

A twisted beech tree which was almost hidden by other trees caught my eye. It must have been hit by an ice or heavy snow storm several years ago. Now it is fighting to survive and has taken on a unique shape. We are all affected by our environment.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/16/2018 11:00 AM

audio 01:52 Blue Water

Blue Water

I looked out over the incredibly blue water as our ship approached port and was stuck by its pure beauty. It was mesmerizing. I thought of how we are mostly liquid and was reminded that my thoughts have a direct impact on my clarity.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/15/2018 11:00 AM

audio 01:42 Winter Spectacular

Winter Spectacular

It was a perfect winter afternoon to observe the spectacular view from the edge of the clearing at the top of the mountain. I felt refreshed and very grateful to be one with Nature, realizing that everyone has a special place or memory.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/14/2018 11:00 AM