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audio 02:19 Sole Survivor

Sole Survivor

I thought the last lilies of the summer were not going to grow this year. Most of the plants dried up and withered away with the drought in June. Then the other day, I discovered a survivor. People sometimes seem to wither away, only to be resurrected aga

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/12/2021 05:00 AM

audio 01:29 Golden Field

Golden Field

The goldenrod are now in bloom, creating a golden landscape across the Lupine Field, especially in the low light of the evening as the sun sinks below the mountain ranges to the west. Just being there manifests a golden feeling of gratitude that warms my

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/11/2021 05:00 AM

audio 02:25 Leading the Way

Leading the Way

For the past several years there has been a hawk that seems to wait for us when we drive the old road up to the Cabin. As we approach, it will fly a little ways ahead and wait for us to catch up, and then fly ahead again. To me, it is a sign that there is

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/10/2021 05:00 AM

audio 02:09 Woodpecker Art

Woodpecker Art

There is a maple tree outside our window close to the suet feeder. The woodpeckers use it to clean their beaks after eating. The result is a pecked tree with all kinds of little artistic renderings. People often look for outlets to clean their minds that

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/09/2021 05:00 AM

audio 01:30  Another of Nature's Wildflower Groupings

Another of Nature's Wildflower Groupings

As the search for an old fashioned summer filled with flowers continues, I feel so blessed to enjoy Nature’s artistic arrangements. It is good for my internal nature, filling my heart with gratitude. Nature is not only around me but inside me.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/08/2021 05:00 AM

audio 01:39 Pretty Little Pink Surprise

Pretty Little Pink Surprise

There is a patch of pretty little pink flowers on tall stems growing on both sides of the stone wall property line with our neighbors that has been a beautiful surprise this summer. When we take the time to notice, there are a lot of beautiful surprises i

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/07/2021 05:00 AM

audio 01:40 Gone to Seed

Gone to Seed

Most of the lupine have gone to seed. The once beautiful blooms are replaced with unattractive pods that carry the hope for future generations of the plant. Older people are of thought of as going to seed, their productive years over, but their wisdom can

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/06/2021 05:00 AM

audio 02:05 Grazing

Grazing

The wildlife, especially the deer, love to graze on the tender shoots of new growth. Over time as these shoots grow they become less desirable and the wildlife move on to new growth. People often graze through life, not only in food, but trying different

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/05/2021 05:00 AM