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audio 01:24 The Queen Has Arrived

The Queen Has Arrived

I am surrounded by royalty. Now Queen Anne is holding court with her delicate white flowers bouncing in the wind. Nature doesn’t care about our social standings. She welcomes one and all that come to admire her. Everyone is royalty to her.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/16/2021 06:00 AM

audio 02:00 Digging Deep

Digging Deep

When I walk the trails, I see old stumps that have been toppled over by animals searching for food and deep holes dug into trees by woodpeckers, I am reminded that sometimes we need to dig a little deeper in life to find nourishment for our souls.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/15/2021 06:00 AM

audio 02:21 The Wild Lawn

The Wild Lawn

This year our lawn mowing person retired after many years, so we got a riding lawn mower. I am not as thorough a mower and am discovering wildflowers growing where the grass used to be cut. I am taking pleasure in finding unexpected beauty.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/14/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:39 A Rose in June

A Rose in June

I am not the best at growing roses. I planted one in a semi-shaded spot several years ago and this year it has beautiful red flowers. I am reminded of people that suddenly allow their talents to bloom after several years of being dormant.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/13/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:46 Lupine at their Peak

Lupine at their Peak

The Lupine have been at their peak for a couple of days, and so, with our daughter, we visited them again. She took some beautiful pictures, kneeling down in the grass in a position my knee does not like. Her result was perfect.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/12/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:27 Shaped by Its Environment

Shaped by Its Environment

I paused on a recent walk to photograph a mushroom that had grown close to a large rock. The rock made it impossible for the mushroom to mature with a round top. People are shaped by their environment, but at least they have the opportunity to reshape the

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/11/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:18 Nature's Wild Aster Garden

Nature's Wild Aster Garden

Nature has again given us a wild aster garden that surrounds one of the apple trees in the orchard. I pass by this beautiful blanket of flowers on my way to the Lupine Field. It should last into the fall, giving me reason to pause often and feel grateful.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/10/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:19 The First Day Lilies of the Season

The First Day Lilies of the Season

Lately I have been greeted each morning with the yellow blossoms of the first daylilies of the season. We transplanted those years ago from the Center where they were growing wild. They have the same freedom here.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/09/2021 06:00 AM