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audio 01:29 Celebrating the Winter Solstice

Celebrating the Winter Solstice

To me the Winter Solstice is a celebration of longer days to come as the sun progresses across the sky. Rose hips and red berries are a symbol of the light of hope that shines through the darkness revealing a positive future.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/21/2016 06:00 AM

audio 02:00 Ups and Downs of Winter

Ups and Downs of Winter

As we officially transition into winter, we are already encountering the ups and downs of the season. It can be warm and sunny one day and freezing cold the next. The secret is to start each day with gratitude for balance.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/20/2016 06:00 AM

audio 01:38 Hidden in the Woods

Hidden in the Woods

The great Maine environmentalist, Dean Bennett, wrote a book, “The Forgotten Nature of New England”, in which he attempted to identify places that have been untouched by man since the time of Columbus. We have a lot hidden in our woods.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/19/2016 06:00 AM

audio 01:22 Busy Rabbits

Busy Rabbits

I was surprised to find a well-trodden path crossing the road to the orchard in the fresh snow. The rabbits had been busy. I would never know they were there if it hadn’t been for their tracks. There a lot of unseen things around us.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/18/2016 06:00 AM

audio 01:38 Just Me and the Wind

Just Me and the Wind

I took what may be my last drive of the season through powder snow up into the orchard. The temperature was cold, and as I ventured out of the old truck, it was just me and the wind. The same can sometimes be true in life when we are on a an adventure.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/17/2016 06:00 AM

audio 01:50 Winter Swim

Winter Swim

I watched a flock of geese going for a winter swim at high tide. I thought of how they used to migrate out of the cold but now have forgotten the way south. I wondered about people who set down roots and never ventured out into the world.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/16/2016 06:00 AM

audio 01:51 Bittersweet Tangle

Bittersweet Tangle

The brilliant late fall berries on the massive tangle of bittersweet vines reminded me of how this invasive plant can take over an area and choke out everything else, just as invasive thoughts can do our minds. Time to pull the roots.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/15/2016 06:00 AM

audio 01:45 Waiting Patiently

Waiting Patiently

The bench waits patiently for its next visitor to be inspired by pausing for a few moments to rest or perhaps meditate on the beauty of the landscape. In a way, we are all like the bench, waiting to pass on something positive to others.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 12/14/2016 06:00 AM