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Hot summer nights

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Hot summer nights, I can sense them. Won’t be long coming now. And I’m dreaming about them daily. Tonight really triggered that impulse. I actually had shorts on this evening. Tomorrow we get a taste of the 70’s and pretty soon we are going to be heating up where this will be the place to be. Well maybe not the boardwalk but the beach at night is nice also.

Summer night walks.
Photo by Mike Hartley

I can feel it now. The warmth of the breeze. The smell of salt in the air. Or is that the smell of caramel corn. I always feel younger at the beach. The body usually feels better at the beach. The mind is clearer at the beach. And now that I wrote this I ask myself what I’m doing here. But then I think back to earlier today when my grand-daughter was in my arms, and say oh yeah, that’s why.

No matter how good sand feels between my toes. No matter how much I love the beach. I’d never move away from my children or grandchildren if they decided to stay local.


Friends – I got together with two of my best friends this evening. It was a grand time. As usual filled with laughter and abuse heaped on each other. Had some grand steak and cheese subs (home-made) by one of our master chefs. Some play with the 3 dogs. Some horseplay ourselves.

If you are lucky enough to be selected and or select really good friends, your life can something special. Because life can take a lot of support to get through from time to time.


Random Thoughts of the Day

I think I’ll see what I can do with my photography to make the world a better place.

Did you hear who is going to pay for the new healthcare plan?  Mexico.

I’ve got to get over and spend more time with my in-laws. They are a special couple. I hope I’m lucky enough to have their longevity and health.

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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