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audio 01:26 Understated Beauty

Understated Beauty

The small blossoms on the large leaved Hosta plants can easily go un-noticed as one walks by the flower garden. There are people who have understated inner beauty that can take a moment of focusing on them to find it.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/17/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:55 Grassing In

Grassing In

Last fall I cleared a small patch of land next to the Lupine Field as best as I could with the old tractor. It looked raw this spring, and now it has begun to grass in. Nature is healing the scars, as it does with time with humans.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/16/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:32 Journey Through the Woods

Journey Through the Woods

There is nothing like a short journey through the woods to help bring your senses alive. There are many sights, sounds, and smells to discover. It gives your mind the opportunity to focus on the moment.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/15/2018 06:00 AM

audio 02:03 A Great Year for Phlox

A Great Year for Phlox

A GREAT YEAR FOR PHLOX – This has been a good summer so far for the tall flowering phlox that grace our flower gardens. There has been plenty of moisture to help sustain them. Positive thoughts and beliefs can help sustain us during dry times in life.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/14/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:18 Late Yellows

Late Yellows

The last of the yellow lilies are now in bloom as the parade marches through August. I have had the pleasure of observing several varieties of yellow daylilies throughout the season. My goal is to celebrate their beauty on a daily basis all year.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/13/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:25 A Frog in the Pond

A Frog in the Pond

As I passed by the small pond at the Center, I remembered that I had not taken the time this year to spot a frog. I scanned the surface saw one half submerged in the water. I felt refreshed as I paused to appreciate.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/11/2018 06:00 AM

audio 01:49 A Bear Sampling a Pear

A Bear Sampling a Pear

I spotted the yearling black bear wandering through our small fruit trees, and, as I watched, it paused by the old pear tree, stood on its hind legs and sampled some of the fruit. I was grateful to have the opportunity to watch and learn.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/10/2018 06:00 AM

audio 02:03 To Bee or Not to Bee

To Bee or Not to Bee

The bright red blossom of a single beebalm plant caught my eye. Sometimes we have several of them, sometimes less. I thought of when the forest soil is disturbed and plants spring back to life. The same is true with positive actions.

Posted by Michael Hathaway, 08/09/2018 06:00 AM