THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley

Leaves, mushrooms and a tee shirt

Leave a comment

I watch the leaves fall this season with special interest. I think about the cycle of life. I see each one fall, no two letting go of the tree at the exact same moment. I see the color change and wrinkles form. I feel the moisture leaving them. I watch a gentle decent to the earth. I watch them dissolve into the ground providing nutrients for the tree they sprang from.

Change of season begins Photo by Mike Hartley

Change of season begins
Photo by Mike Hartley

Today I feel like one of these falling leaves. And like the one in the photo below, I feel like I have fallen on a hard and uncomfortable place. So I’m just waiting for a wind to blow me back to the smooth grassy surface to rest on.

Photo by Mike Hartley

Photo by Mike Hartley

But I’ve been lucky enough to bounce back today. Went for a nice walk with my better half and took a few shots along the way. She makes me feel like a million dollars. Well that isn’t accurate a million dollars has no feeling. She makes me feel like I’m special. And that is a priceless gift.

Shroons, no I don't know what kind. Photo by Mike Hartley

Shroons, no I don’t know what kind.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Creek reflection. Photo by Mike Hartley

Creek reflection.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Tree tako-over  Photo by Mike Hartley

Tree tako-over
Photo by Mike Hartley

Soon to clog gutters near you. Photo by Mike Hartley

Soon to clog gutters near you.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Just a cute home in Oella below. That is a community I’ve got to walk through more. Besides the trail itself through it.

The front of this home in Oella says Welcome. Photo by Mike Hartley

The front of this home in Oella says Welcome.
Photo by Mike Hartley


One of my best friends just wrote me from the beach that he and his better half had enjoyed 2 dozen steamed crabs last evening. Which reminded me of a shot from the beach I haven’t shared yet of a tee-shirt I might have to get on my next visit. I anticipate many more trips to Bethany beach in the future. I like being able to ride a bike and not fear for my life as in Ocean City. I like the quiet. The people are friendly. The beach is beautiful and the boardwalk is quaint. There is good food to be had and beautiful homes to rent.

For those of you not from the Maryland/Virginia area, Old Bay is a seasoning that we love to put on crabs and other seafood dishes. Photo by Mike Hartley

For those of you not from the Maryland/Virginia area, Old Bay is a seasoning that we love to put on crabs and other seafood dishes.
Photo by Mike Hartley


Random Thoughts for Friday September 25th 2015

  • Family and friends have carried me through life.
  • I’ve been eating too well lately, time to hit the track and treadmill.
  • The jerk chicken at Secrets in Ocean City is very good along with the honey mustard sauce.
  • I never buy enough Fishers popcorn. I think I’ve developed an addiction to the white cheddar.
  • When you find someone you like working with, works hard and you respect, and they feel that way about you, the work is very easy.
  • I think I need to brighten up my office.
  • It’s never a bad day if you can shoot a few hoops.

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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s