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Get Up – if you please

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You never know what you might miss when you’re sleeping in. I heard a lot of interest in getting up early from the crew I’m with but it was a morning walk alone. And that was fine, I can set my own pace, stay out as long as I want and wander where I want. Actually it was a very short window this morning. Weather is moving in and the sun may be seldom seen the today and tomorrow.

Best part of the day.
Photo by Mike Hartley

To me walking up to the beach and getting there before the sunrise is like being the first one out on Christmas morning.

Only a few lucky ones were out this morning.
Photo by Mike Hartley

You know the people you see out early are at peace with themselves. Unless they have been out all night and have a pounding headache and are looking for coffee. Good thing that isn’t me today. And I never have longed for a coffee in my life.

Freighter on the horizon.
Photo by Mike Hartley

There is nothing like getting a chance to develop or refine a skill. Good thing I get a lot of chances, maybe one day they will turn into a skill. But until I start remembering my tripod my long shots won’t be as sharp as I would hope. I also need a longer lens to see this freighter a few miles offshore.

My morning Orange Juice.
Photo by Mike Hartley

It’s good to surround yourself with supportive people. Just make sure they are truthful with you.

Sorry about the different versions of a sunrise. But each second of one is important to me.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Make sure to live each moment as best you can in honor of someone who can’t. And of course for your own sanity.

Random Thoughts of the Day

You know I may have used up all my morning random thoughts in the lines above this.

If we all pitch in now and in the future disasters like the one going on in the Carolina’s will put many people at ease who have lost so much.

Is there such a thing as too relaxed? Oh yeah, that’s called sleep.

If you’re a person like me you never forget losing a pet.

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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