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Good morning – Back in Blue

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Good morning all – Saw this guy sleeping in my back yard. He is a regular around the homestead. Must be some good hunting grounds because we have a hawk that likes to  cruise my back yard and treeline also. He’s always quicker than these old hands and eyes but one day I’ll capture a series of him.

The click of the camera got his attention but only enough to get up stretch and lay back down. I’m beginning to think he knows me a bit. We have crossed paths many times. Actually been within 10-15 feet of him once when he was perched on the hill outside my back door overlooking the lower back yard and I opened it to stretch my arms late one night.

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Back and Blue. Well guess I should start by explaining that. I’m back after a layoff due to the job that pays the bills and the medical profession and contractors. And I’m blue in the face after dealing with all 3. A complete different set of circumstances but still blue in the face from dealing with all of it.

Yeah I passed the red face (lava stage) a while back and now I’m burning a bright blue flame. All for various reasons and circumstances but none the less, frustrating as hell.

But now I’m home and the work week is over. And hopefully, I can spend a few hours on my own work and some fun time with family and friends. That always allows for the right perspective on life to come back into play.

Random Thoughts of the Day

Usually I do this at the end of the day so I’ve had a chance to sort through a few thoughts, but what the hell, lets see what falls off the top.

A day with a hidden sunrise is an incomplete day.

Today I’m reminded of a famous quote “into each life some rain must fall” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, I have the following reply. YEAH WE GOT THE MESSAGE, TURN OFF THE FAUCET.

Interesting blend of sounds this morning outside.

Some people remind me to get more active, by how inactive they are.

Going to be a few damp hats at the Preakness tomorrow.

It bothers me sometimes how aggressive some organizations are after you have donated to them in the past. Makes me rethink how much in the future I want to deal with them.

I hope you like WET. Because that is all we have in the great state of Maryland today.

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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