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audio 01:40 Road to Adventure

Road to Adventure

There is a magic road that I often travel to a timeless valley filled with adventures in Nature and in my mind. I also have learned that there is a magic road deep inside of each of us waiting to take us on adventure.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/22/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:44 Empty Shell

Empty Shell

The empty beech nut shell rested on the snow-covered trail, its meat nowhere to be seen. I wondered if it had brought nourishment to the animals or if it would eventually sprout into a new tree. I thought of people who are empty shells.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/21/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:15 A Soft Morning

A Soft Morning

It was a soft morning with a new coating of fresh fluffy snow, a clearing sky, and a beautiful alpine glow on the mountains to the west. I was fortunate to be able to start the day at a slow pace that began gratefully, before I looked out the window.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/20/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:38 Cover Up

Cover Up

After a couple of days Nature decided to cover up the brook ice sculpture exhibit with a fresh coat of fluffy snow. Sometimes we try to cover up how we feel with fluffy meaningless actions rather than letting the beauty of unconditional love shine out.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/19/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:16 The Hand of Nature

The Hand of Nature

As I reviewed some photos of the recent ice exhibit in the brook I saw the hand of Nature at work as it gave me a thumbs up. To me, it is a sign that I am honoring the living earth and also the opportunity to wonder at what I found.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/18/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:18 The Ice Man Cometh

The Ice Man Cometh

I ventured out in the cold to the flowing brook to attend Nature’s unveiling of her latest ice creations and I saw the Ice Man at work. He had created a magical display that was constantly changing, still lasting in my mind.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/17/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:24 Busywork


The pileated woodpecker’s busywork littered the ground with wood chips as he searched for food. There are other busy creatures in the woods that do not leave evidence. The same is true with people. Many do positive work unnoticed.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/16/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:23 Mid-Winter Clearance

Mid-Winter Clearance

Winter has had a clearance. Two days of gushing rain and warm temperatures cleared away a lot of the snow covering the mountain. The brook is overflowing. People are either happy or sad about it. Then the clearance ends.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/15/2018 06:00 AM