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Snow on the porch

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When I hear that wind outside like I did on Thursday, I think of winter for some reason. And when I stepped outside that feeling was reinforced. Some warmer weather is on its way, I hope. Even the mid 50’s of today are far too cool for this guy. I know my body reacts to the warmer weather much better than the cold.

There is a bit of white on my porch. (my beard)
Photo by Mike Hartley

Well enough of the snow pic’s, time for some spring action. Life got in the way today and some chores were knocked out instead. But Saturday is another matter all together. I’m going to wear out those cameras tomorrow.

I really choose todays photo based off a discussion I had with an old friend who lives far away. He posted a new picture of himself and I noted how his beard and mine were losing that hair color we started off in life with. And that snow on the porch reminded me of what I’m seeing more and more of.

Another very close friend who also lives down south was complaining about some recent sunburn on the dome. After a trip to the barber this week he knows why when the mirror was held at the right angle. And in full disclosure I have a slight bit of thinning there also. So we have entered the baseball cap era again. We haven’t worn hats this much since we played little league.

Well such is life, I’d rather reach for a hat than not. Really getting old is sweet. First off not everyone is lucky enough to grow old. I think there is a lot of wasted time and effort fighting things like greying hair or beards. If people were more comfortable with themselves there would be a lot less worry.

And a lot less money spent on battling it. And I was just thinking of the cosmetic areas. Let alone what people do to themselves with surgery. Well to each their own. Just don’t spend so much time fighting it and trying to hide it or living in denial that you miss the joy of the experience.

Embrace it, own it, appreciate it.


Random Thoughts of the Day

It’s laughter weekend and its off to a flying start thanks to the Thursday night with the boys.

I stepped out of my comfort zone and got a pair of tennis shoes that weren’t entirely white or black.

The thought of a nap is a tempting idea.

Ledo Hawaiian Pizza – need I say more. Oh yeah, they have great wings also.

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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