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It was not a Dog Day Afternoon

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Raining like cats and dogs
Photo by Mike Hartley

The outdoors are not fit for man nor beast today. So indoors I stayed. Looks like it’s just going to rain all weekend. Hey, those are the breaks. As they say, in everyone’s life, a little rain must fall. It looks like everyone moved here this year because we certainly have had a record year of the wetness.

I’ve been waiting for the gators to start swimming through my yard any day now. Hope that pattern of monsoon rain slows down for next year.

New pet.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Xmas lights are now on both trees and ready for decorations. Did a few other chores but nothing major.

Tonight though there are big goals. While I’m cranking out some prints for gifts and my office, I hope to do some more decorating and making my workroom more functional. Yeah its time to purge some of that junk.


This has been a good year for me. Feeling more positive than I have is a while. The cancers seems to be behind me. I have more good days physically than bad. But even if they were bad I worked through them and stayed more positive. I’m still enjoying blogging and have finally made a sustained effort the last few months of following my original intent of posting each day.

So I think I’ll skate into the new year with a good wind at my back and a great group of people by my side.

Rock Square
Photo by Mike Hartley


Random Thoughts of the Day

Isn’t it interesting how long and short a day is by what day of the week it is?

I was troubled to see Individual #1 at Arlington Cemetery today.

OK, I’m going to get the camera out and get some fresh images.

I hear they were smash and grab crimes out in front of my workplace. Not the first time and certainly not the last. Another reason I hate working in the city. Yeah I know it can happen anywhere but it hasn’t so far in my neighborhood.

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.

2 thoughts on “It was not a Dog Day Afternoon

  1. I really enjoy your posts. Always short and sweet.

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