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The color in this photo made me think of getting my pastels out and trying some drawing again. Don’t know why. Probably just the color of the sun going down on this steeple. Maybe I’ll try some pastel pointillism again. I enjoyed that and though some of my earlier pieces using that were better quality. Takes some time but creating anything worthwhile can take time.

Sunset
Photo by Mike Hartley

Then again, sometimes creating something worthwhile can happen in an instant, like the click of a shutter. Or in my case lots of clicks of the shutter. No really I fall into the trap of always forgetting I don’t have film in the camera. Back when photography used to be a bit more expensive and turnaround was lab and a week or processing yourself which wasn’t instantaneous either. So you were frugal in what you shot. But I’m starting to adapt and snap away.


No enjoyable ride today ahead. A long drive in the rain in traffic isn’t fun. Hopefully it will be a better ride in the morning. Most of the time I enjoy the ride. That’s till people start doing stupid stuff around me. And when you go to DC you get a lot of stupid, plus the occasional insane every other mile. That has become one of the real negatives in living in this area.

People have realized they can do what they want most of the time and get away with murder on the highways. Such is life. I’ll try to be a good citizen and share the road instead of driving like I own it.


After listening to my home phone ring off the hook with crap calls, I’m seriously considering either pulling the plug or changing and or modifying that system. I rarely answer it unless I recognize the caller. It seems the “do not call list” is working anymore or guys have got around it technically. Which leads me to the number spoofing that seems to be going on and getting worse. Yeah you got caller ID. But that number that pops up isn’t where that call is coming from.


Random Thoughts of the Day

If you have time to have Random Thoughts, I encouraged you to have more.

Who do you call when your mirrors need adjustment? I just walked in front of one and didn’t recognize the person standing in it. Not only that its got this problem of a huge shadow. Someone must have snuck in and changed them out to carnival mirrors as an April fools joke. Oh my work is cut out for me before the beach season begins.

I used to watch news and worry about all the foreign governments. Now I watch news and worry about my own.

Instead of ruling together we seem to have decided to rule separately.

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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