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audio 01:36 Lest We Forget

Lest We Forget

The forget-me-nots are in bloom at just the right time to remind us not to forget all those that have served in the military to keep this country free. This year we are also remembering all those who have and are still fighting the war on the pandemic.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/24/2020 05:00 AM

audio 01:38 It's Apple Blossom Time Again

It's Apple Blossom Time Again

I am reminded of an old sing-a-song this time of year when the apple blossoms are in bloom. It was written about a century ago when times were simpler. Now ins this complicated era of the digital age, the smell of apple blossoms bring back simplicity.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/23/2020 05:00 AM

audio 01:33 May in the Mountains

May in the Mountains

May in the mountains is a wonderful time to experience the emergence of summer while viewing the remnants of winter still hanging onto the tall mountain peaks in the distance. It is a time to discover life again for the first time.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/22/2020 05:00 AM

audio 01:25 Worth the Long Wait

Worth the Long Wait

I have a pear tree that is covered with blossoms this spring. That is normal, but this tree was planted nearly forty years ago and has never really grown until lately. Just to see its beauty at this time has been worth the long wait.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/21/2020 05:00 AM

audio 01:35 Another Sign of Hope

Another Sign of Hope

I found another sign of hope in the orchard – the small white flowers of wild strawberry plants now in bloom, promising tasty red fruit in the future. Discovering a positive moment leads to thinking of a positive future.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/20/2020 05:00 AM

audio 01:11 Fiddling Around

Fiddling Around

The fiddlehead ferns are all tuned up and playing their visual music in the orchard as spring continues to spread its color throughout the valley. Each day provides a special adventure into discovering the familiar as we journey into a changing world.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/19/2020 05:00 AM

audio 01:28 A Fairy Sandwich

A Fairy Sandwich

I often say that the land on the mountain is magical. The other day I paused to take a picture of some blue violets, and, when I saw the image, I saw a miniature burger that I imagine was a Fairy’s lunch. Can you see it?

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/18/2020 05:00 AM

audio 01:52 Flowers for Jan's Bench

Flowers for Jan's Bench

A couple of years ago we planted a few daffodil bulbs new a bench under a large pine tree near the top of the Lupine Field in memory of a long time member of the Center’s discussion groups. It is a place where people can pause and take in the view and dre

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/17/2020 05:00 AM