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audio 01:58 A Place to Avoid the Bugs

A Place to Avoid the Bugs

We are in the middle of black fly season to be followed by mosquitos that will pursue us all the way through fall. To help us connect to the joy that Nature provides, we erected a screen house near the Cabin where we can view the world in peace.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/31/2021 05:00 AM

audio 01:34 It won't be Long

It won't be Long

The lupines are beginning to bloom. It won’t be long before the field will have a wonderful display of beautiful wildflowers outlined by the mountains across the valley. Nature puts on such a wonderful show for us to see if we take a moment and appreciate

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/30/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:44 Ready for a Wedding

Ready for a Wedding

The bridal wreath is in full bloom, ready for a wedding. It is an old fashioned shrub that may not be as popular as it once was. Still it is beautiful and a great backdrop for a wedding party. To me it symbolizes the beginning of the summer season.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/29/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:31 Little Lilies

Little Lilies

They arrive on the spring scene just about the same time as the lilacs. They are a small plant that spreads easily and they have a strong fragrance for their small size. They remind me of people who may not be flashy but have a lot of abilities that often

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/28/2021 06:03 AM

audio 01:19 One More Smell

One More Smell

I waited all year for the lilacs to bloom, and a week and a half ago I got my first smell. As the week progressed the air outside of our house was filled with fragrance. Now as the blossoms are beginning to fade, I will hold the feeling of gratitude.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/27/2021 06:00 AM

audio 02:02 Greeted by a Heart in the Sky

Greeted by a Heart in the Sky

After doing some cleanup chores on the Peace Garden and the Grace Trail at the Center, I noticed a heart-shaped cloud in the sky. I believe it was a sign from Nature that my efforts were noted and approved by a larger source.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/26/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:25 Packed


In the winter we enjoy the bright lights from round globes we hang from our windows that brighten the dark nights. The beautiful globe-like blossoms, packed with tiny flowers on a bush at the center, seem to glow in the daylight, brightening up the enviro

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/25/2021 06:00 AM

audio 01:48 A Surprise in the Flower Garden

A Surprise in the Flower Garden

The previous owner of the Cabin dug up most of the plants in the flower garden when we took ownership. Recently I was trying to see if I could find any that might have been left when I spotted four lady slippers in bloom. Nature is approving us.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 05/24/2021 06:00 AM