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Summer beauties

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My neighbor has a nice garden and during the summer months it can attract some wonderful butterflies. So in between cutting a few yards yesterday, I caught a few frames. There must have been 10-20 of them over there on some colorful flowers as I was mowing. So I took a break and as I walked over it appeared they all had gone. All except for this one. With nature, the adage (timing is everything) holds true most of the time.

Get out and enjoy the weekend.
Photo by Mike Hartley

So its back outside to do battle with Mother Nature. She’s an unrelenting foe. Power tools help but there is no victory, just a balance. At the end of my labors I can say “that looks nice.” I turn around, close the shed and head inside for a shower and Mother Nature will say yuck, let me fix this. And you know what, Mother Nature has a much better track record for beauty than I do.

One of natures many paintings.
Photo by Mike Hartley


Going to the dump on a Saturday is like watching a ballet of trash.

I wonder if I’m ever going to be in great shape again?

I feel better when I have a tan. But the top of my feet itch so I may have overdone it there.

When they say life is full of surprises, it means be prepared.

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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