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Well at least this corn is safe from fire, with that hydrant so close by in the photo. And yes I have no idea where this mornings post is going. I saw this image from a few weeks ago and almost trashed it while doing some housekeeping. But it just seemed like an interesting contrast so as they say it gets thrown against the wall to see if it sticks? Was trying at something lighthearted really, which is what I try when not feeling my best. Also couldn’t sleep because my mind won’t stop doing laps in anticipation of test results.

The more test to check to see if cancer is resurfacing I have, the more it reminds me I’m healthy today so get out and enjoy it. And that is what I hope to accomplish today. So I’m going to look at being up before the crack of dawn as a positive thing.

What? Photo by Mike Hartley

Photo by Mike Hartley

With those winds last night and this morning I worried about the last of the leaves being blown off the trees taking away the few remainders of color this season. So I looked out back this morning and the sky was providing the color canvas for me and I picked up the Nikon for the first time in several days and snapped below. So a reminder to myself this morning is, take what life gives you each day.

Good Sunday morning. Photo by Mike Hartley

Good Sunday morning.
Photo by Mike Hartley

And being I have another day ahead of me I’m going to try to get some quality family and friend time in. I really feel like I’m making up for lost time in some ways. I mistakenly (at least I feel now) put the job ahead of personal things at times over a few decades. Not overboard but certainly to the point where it was out of balance.

Now I have a perspective that is more realistic. I still work very hard, am very dedicated but I don’t put in the 60-70+ hour weeks anymore. I have a sense of urgency to do things that are important to those close to me. To pick up the phone more often and talk with them. To write to friends who I wish I could see more often. And to be with those I love dearly as often as possible. To help them when needed and share what I have.

I’m really looking forward to this coming Thanksgiving. We are hosting the family and even though not all can attend it will still be a pretty full house. Oh, that just reminded me the better half said she wants to clean today. I had better stay moving and out of her way our I’ll end up on the pile of trash on the side of the driveway. So off I go till the dust settles. Well I can’t use that example because there won’t be any dust left to settle, when she finishes. Maybe I’ll return with the coast is clear. Yeah, that one works.

And hopefully I’ll have a more coherent post to share.

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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