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That first cool night

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It can’t be. Chilly evenings and the sun setting earlier and earlier. Quite depressing actually to those of us in love with summer. I’m sure we have a few more warm days ahead but they will be fleeting. I really have to work on this. And by this I mean getting depressed with the lack of light. The lack of sun on my body. The colder temps. The leafless trees. The grey tones. The top up on the car. Well sometimes. The extra cloths. Flu shots. SHOPPING. AAAHHHHHHH

The tide is going out on Summer. Photo by Mike Hartley

The tide is going out on Summer. This guys says “Hey, where did everyone go”
Photo by Mike Hartley

I think I’ve gotten worse with the winter season as I’ve aged. Used to be a pretty seamless event. Actually I remember looking forward to the change of seasons sometimes. Probably back when I was young enough that I wouldn’t bust my ass when attempting to sleigh ride. And that school would close when it got bad. Maybe that was the realization that turned it around for me. Work wasn’t canceled with bad weather. Actually work is never cancelled. In my business is 24/7/365. Another reason I hate winter, driving hazards.

But back to cold weather. I want to turn into a bear and hibernate for at least 4 of the months ahead. Nov – Feb. First you have more people driving in the dark. Hell half of you can’t drive when its light. Sorry, didn’t mean to be so mean. You have difficulties in the light and they are complicated with darkness. Then you have the holidays. Ah yes, family friends and total lunacy.

You have two completely wasted holidays in Presidents birthday and MLK day. Who wants to take off in January and February? Not me. I guess there are those that enjoy the snow skiing and winter sports. I don’t have a problem with winter sports except they are done in the cold and I don’t like COLD.

So winter lovers, consider this a shot across the bow. I have not begun to grouse about that season of snow and ice. You’re lucky I get to break into it slowly with fall first. But that cold breeze coming in the window that I haven’t had  open in sometime because the A/C has been running is a reminder, my life is about to change.

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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