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audio 01:20 Blackberry Blooms

Blackberry Blooms

The small white delicate flowers on the blackberry and raspberry vines are easy to overlook with all the other blossoms vying for pollinators’ attention. Still, they are a very important part of Nature as food for birds, animals, and the soul.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/23/2018 10:00 AM

audio 01:42 Family Portrait

Family Portrait

I wanted to put together a family portrait of the columbines I have been enjoying this year, so I choice individual photos to group together. Just like human families that look more or less alike, each flower is unique and different.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/22/2018 10:00 AM

audio 01:48 Honoring an Old Tree

Honoring an Old Tree

We are not sure exactly when the old dead tree fell to the ground, but it was sometime after March 1st. It was a couple of months before we realized it. Now we honor the memory through many photos – a part of Nature that has changed.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/21/2018 10:00 AM

audio 01:51 Something Missing

Something Missing

Someone told me they thought that the old dead pine that had stood proudly at the edge of the Lupine Field had fallen over. It must have been gone for a couple of months and we didn’t notice it. Things disappear in life the same way.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/20/2018 10:00 AM

audio 01:57 Wild Vines

Wild Vines

The wild bindweed that grows seemingly out of control at the edge of the Lupine Field has taken over the pole for a bluebird house. Our thoughts are sort of like wild vines that can take over our critical thinking unless we learn how to cut them back.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/19/2018 10:00 AM

audio 01:49 Checkerberries

Checkerberries

I remember, as a child, picking and eating checkerberries that grew wild in nature. I think of old-fashioned flavors like birch beer, Moxie, and checkerberry tea. Then there is old fashioned kindness and thoughtfulness.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/18/2018 10:00 AM

audio 01:38 Yellow and Brown

Yellow and Brown

I love the color combinations that Nature puts together all year round and especially during the growing season when flowers become art exhibits. It is true of the yellow and brown Iris. There is so much to appreciate all around us.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/17/2018 10:00 AM

audio 01:16 Lupines and Mountains

Lupines and Mountains

There is something very magical in observing lupine blooms with a mountain backdrop. I look forward to this wonderful experience all year long, I breathe in the sky and the earth as my heart sings a song of gratitude.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 06/16/2018 10:00 AM