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audio 01:36 Faces in the Leaves

Faces in the Leaves

The winter thaw opened the brook, and some leaves collected at the edge of the water’s flow. I imagined a Native American face, but when I saw a photo of it, there was a different face. I wondered if Nature had arranged it for me to see.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/14/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:35 Low Perch

Low Perch

I watched the Junco from the front window as it perched on a branch observing the world. The branch was stuck in the snow a foot or so above the ground. I thought of people that are content to find a low perch in life and not venture upwards.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/13/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:32 Winter Takes a Break

Winter Takes a Break

I could smell a preview of spring in the air. I could feel it in the temperature as winter took a break with a few days of January thawing. It is a time of enjoying the beauty of nature and rekindling the awareness of days ahead.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/12/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:20 Multi-layered Sky

Multi-layered Sky

The evening sky was mesmerizing and filled with wonderment. I took in the multi layers of colors and thought of how my day was filled with wondering what this life on earth is all about. Wonder may be part of Purpose.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/11/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:13 Winter Ornaments

Winter Ornaments

The recent cold snap has helped Nature’s winter ornaments hang on the trees for several days. I have enjoyed this crystal world, a bonus in beauty, for dealing with the freezing temperatures. There is almost always a good side to life.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/10/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:29 Invasion of the Ice Monsters

Invasion of the Ice Monsters

A transparent line of ice monsters crept along a birch limb waiting for their next prey. I knew they were there only until the weather warmed, but they captured my mind in my moment of encounter.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/09/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:24 Under the Birch Tree Archway

Under the Birch Tree Archway

A slender tall birch tree was weighed down by the ice storm, forming an archway over the old road leading to the orchard. Its tip was frozen into the snow, and it looked like it was placed there to guide me into an adventure.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/08/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:42 Spotted in the Woods

Spotted in the Woods

I could just barely see him in the middle of the storm as he snow shoed up the trail behind our house. It was our son on a winter storm hike. I thought of the people that we spot in the woods all year long, connecting to Nature.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 01/07/2018 06:00 AM