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audio 01:28 Bead Parade

Bead Parade

On a rainy morning I watched a parade of water beads line up along a daylily leaf. I thought of a statement that I once read that said there was a rain forest in every drop of water. I know that I need to look beyond the drop to see the forest.

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

audio 01:20 Where There's Still Snow

Where There's Still Snow

On a clear day I can still see the snow that covers part of Mount Washington. The weather may be warm in the valley but cold enough in the higher elevations to prolong the melting. We hold on to things beyond their season.

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

audio 01:15 From A High Perch

From A High Perch

I watched a large bird swoop in from the woods and land on a high perch over my head. I caught a hawk’s silhouette with my camera and it caught my mind as it scanned the landscape. For a brief moment I saw the world differently.

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

audio 01:27 Wedding Backdrop

Wedding Backdrop

The beautiful bridal wreath with its lacy white flowers would make a perfect backdrop for wedding pictures. Even though this shrub has never been a part of such a joyous occasion, it still creates joy for those taking the time to admire it.

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

audio 01:17 Beginnings

Beginnings

The first blossoms on the lupine plants in the field signal the beginning of a very special time of year on the mountain. In a week or so there will be many such blooms, but it begins with the first ones. We begin again every second in our walk of life.

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

audio 01:21 All Moved In

All Moved In

Last fall I put out a notice on Facebook looking for some bluebird renters for the newly constructed houses our son placed in the clearing. It has been our intention for years to attract these birds. Intentions are the first steps to being a reality.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/05/2017 06:00 AM

audio 01:17 Fringe Growth

Fringe Growth

This time of year the fir trees have a fringe of bright green at the tips of their branches. This is evidence of new growth. We often grow and change without noticing it. It sometimes takes an observer to see the progress someone else is making.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/04/2017 06:00 AM

audio 01:48 Signs are Everywhere

Signs are Everywhere

There are signs everywhere. At least in my mind there are. I am constantly seeing heart shapes that I interpret as affirmations that I am not alone. Then there are signs when I happen to look at a clock and see matching numbers.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/03/2017 06:00 AM