THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley

Howard County Maryland

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OK, how bout a big hand for all those men and women out in this mess cutting trees, restoring power, directing traffic, attending to accidents and towing your car to the garage. To those making the deliveries like food to your stores and your daily paper in your driveway at the worst part of the storm. At least mine was there fairly bright and early. So if you were outside you must have been moving because anything that wasn’t, wasn’t.

Man and nature become one.

Man and nature become one.
Photo by Mike Hartley
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Wish I had a full day to shoot instead of just a few minutes. Enjoyed the ice, didn’t break anything on the slipping and sliding. But man, I’m sure Howard County General was hopping today with broken this and sprained that and busted butts. Also hats off to those people staffing our doctors offices (my wife included) who are there to treat our wounded behinds.

Just a little ice on my trees

Just a little ice on my trees
Photo by Mike Hartley
© Threw Mikes Eyez

Schools closed again. The young’ins will be going to class all summer. For the most part this morning people were driving respectfully. But as the traction got better on the main roads people were ready to bogie where some were still being very conservative.

Birds won't be getting these berries today.

Birds won’t be getting these berries today.
Photo by Mike Hartley
© Threw Mikes Eyez

Hats off to BG&E for keeping my power on. Well except for one 3-5 minute period early this morning. Take the time to send those guys a note of thanks. Better yet, when you see one in your neighborhood or around it fixing things offer them a warm or cold beverage depending on the season.

Off Rt 99 just before Marriotsville Road

Off Rt 99 just before Marriotsville Road
Photo by Mike Hartley
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I was really looking forward to this Friday because I had the day off my regular job and was going to really pound away at improving this site and working with my new camera. But with the number of limbs down outside I think I’ll be firing up the chainsaw.

Entombed branch

Entombed branch
Photo by Mike Hartley
© Threw Mikes Eyez

I went outside this morning, when I guess the ice was the heaviest. It sounded as some Goliath type creature was walking through the woods behind us. Limbs and whole trees were falling at what seemed to be a huge rate.

Not going to find a meal down there today.

Not going to find a meal down there today.
Photo by Mike Hartley
© Threw Mikes Eyez

Later today I’ll try to post some warmer images to see if we can turn this winter around and be done with it despite what the groundhog said the other day.

No farming today

No farming today
Photo by Mike Hartley
© Threw Mikes Eyez

Well, were back on track, I missed a post on Super Bowl Sunday so now were 5 for 5. Will try not to let that happen again.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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