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On the brighter side

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Starting the day feeling good and the outlook is fine — But I’ll never look as good as what is on this vine.

Photo by Mike Hartley

So as some of my best friends say, let’s get this party started. I didn’t want to start the day off with one of those cold weather shots. Barron trees, people bundled up in huge winter coats, frozen tundra, no ice scraping windows. no burst water pipes, no billowing car exhaust, no chattering teeth or chapped lips, no frozen mustaches.

I started with some spring colors instead. At least we can think ahead for a few seconds before reality and that cold smack you in the face or grabs for your lower regions. Its only 68 days till spring. That is a lot of shivering time but we can do it.

That feels like temp of 20 degrees hit me this afternoon and I snapped. I tried not to curse. I tried not to tense up. I leaned forward into the wind. And then I came to my senses and came back inside and cursed till I was warm again.

Mill at EC.
Photo by Mike Hartley

So winter is making its presence felt. Yeah I knew it was coming but it seemed like a fairly mild December. I even had the top down one afternoon last month. With a light snow predicted it might just be the time to get out and grab some shots Saturday night into Sunday morning?

Random Thoughts of the Day

Its interesting watching some of the older comics perform decades ago and how much is or isn’t relevant today. A lot of George Carlin’s stuff transcends many decades.

I’m getting more comfortable with taking time to relax and not wasting it by giving myself a hard time over it.

Sometimes when I roll my neck, it makes sounds that give me the creeps.

I wonder if waves sound differently in the winter?

Is a nap a nap if you don’t declare it before nodding off?

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.

One thought on “On the brighter side

  1. What a beautiful photo–thanks for sharing!

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