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Photo by Mike Hartley

Statue of the Rouse brothers. Photo by Mike Hartley

Stopped and had some lunch at Clyde’s in Columbia yesterday. Always liked Clyde’s despite the menu changes they have remained consistent. I miss a few of the old favorites but some new ones are very good also. It was a beautiful day out but just a little chilly. We took a few minutes to take in the view.

These won't be docked for long. Photo by Mike Hartley

These won’t be docked for long.
Photo by Mike Hartley

As I stood there I though back to when this lake in front of us was being made. I remember the land being cleared by these huge Cat’s and trucks up and down 29, 32 and 108 for years to come.

It was quite remarkable to grow up and watch farms and a few small towns and even smaller neighborhoods grow into what Howard County has become today.

Columbia People Tree Photo by Mike Hartley

Columbia People Tree
Photo by Mike Hartley

In a few weeks I’ll have some time to sort through some of the old photos my family and I snapped of the county before it became the juggernaut it has become. I’ll see what I can remember and share here.

Statue of James and Willard Rouse Photo by Mike Hartley

Statue of James and Willard Rouse
Photo by Mike Hartley

I’m hoping the weather improves this week so I can get out and do some photography on Sunday. Then again I need foul weather pictures also so its never a bad day to photograph.

Last step, time to open your eyes. Photo by Mike Hartley

Last step, time to open your eyes.
Photo by Mike Hartley

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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