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Busy Monday

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Aren’t they all. Busy that is. One appointment or task or place to be after another. Such is life and I’ll never again complain about life or being busy. I believe busy is good. I know it is for the mind. And when I apply it to exercise that is good also. Wish I did more of the later.

Gourds on Main Street Photo by Mike Hartley

Gourds on Main Street
Photo by Mike Hartley

So I’ll post a few random shots from the weekend. That same weekend that was also very busy so I’m not thrilled with the limited selection. But in an effort to keep working hard on posting, sharing, photographing and writing each day. And by reading some others tips on blogging I’m learning to work and plan ahead more.

Color surrounds us. Photo by Mike Hartley

Color surrounds us.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I have to learn to transition from work, chore and responsibility time to creative time better. Lots of time, I’m mixing my shooting between family trips or events. Hell if I didn’t do that I’d never get a chance to get some practice.

But the transition I think about is one where I’m relaxed. Where I can think and slow down and see things I usually pass at light speed. Or hear sounds or take the time to look at a young child’s expressions.

For when relaxed and open, you are going to find things in life you didn’t know were there or were a quick blur seldom taken into account.

Anything can be interesting. Hell I could spend half my life photographing sand and I’d always be able to find something new. But I can only do that when I’m at peace. When I allow myself to turn some parts of  my life off.

I’m just glad I get the chance to spend a few minutes a day to think creatively. It’s a good contrast to the exacting computer work I do for the job that pays the bills. So I must continue this mission I’m on.

Along Marriotsville Road Photo by Mike Hartley

Along Marriotsville Road
Photo by Mike Hartley

Well, lets see if I can do better on Tuesday or if I’m forced to pull images from the vault. Who knows, maybe I’ll try to paint some images with words? Life is full of options if your open to seeing them.

A new family shopping on Main Street this weekend. Photo by Mike Hartley

A new family shopping on Main Street this weekend.
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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