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audio 01:46 Creating a Channel

Creating a Channel

The little brook that runs down the mountainside has created its own groove or channel over time. A couple of hundred years ago, those who settled the land created a channel so the water would power a mill. We are channels.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/14/2017 06:00 AM

audio 01:28 Night Visitor

Night Visitor

The night visitor was back, its ghostly form barely seen as it waited on the branch of a tree, scouring the landscape in search of its prey. Its red eyes glowed like a demon in the glare of the flash from my camera. The barred owl had returned.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/13/2017 06:00 AM

audio 01:29 Puffless


I chuckled to myself as I found a puffball in the middle of the trail on a winter walk. It had a hole in it and it was puffless. It reminded me of people who have lost their puff, their sense of purpose. Fortunately, gratefulness can help get their puff b

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/12/2017 06:00 AM

audio 01:58 Hiking the Narrow Trail

Hiking the Narrow Trail

I set out on a crisp winter’s day to hike the frozen snowshoe trail to the clearing. After a couple of steps, I realized I needed my creepers. If I moved out of the packed surface, I sank into the deep snow, but I persevered.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/11/2017 06:00 AM

audio 01:26 Tattered and Torn

Tattered and Torn

The bark on the medium sized birch tree was tattered and torn and one might think the tree was in poor health. It was actually in the process of shedding its old skin and growing a new one. We grow the same way.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/10/2017 06:00 AM

audio 01:30 Panorama


It is almost impossible to capture with a single photograph the vast panorama that I see every time I am on top of the mountain; yet the total view is made of many individual images. To see the whole of life, we need to see all the pieces.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/09/2017 06:00 AM

audio 01:27 Silver Branches

Silver Branches

The ice coated branches in the early morning sunlight gave off a shimmering silver hue. I hurried to capture this moment in time with my camera before it disappeared. I was reminded that each moment in Nature is a precious moment.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/08/2017 06:00 AM

audio 01:31 Many Moods of Winter

Many Moods of Winter

Winter weather has many different moods. One day it is freezing and the next day iis a thaw. From snow to rain to wind to sunshine, the one consistent thing is the increase of daylight. Light helps change the moods of life.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/07/2017 06:00 AM