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Step outside and take a bow

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Some days when you step outside and the temp is about 70 degrees, sunny with a few high clouds, you just take that moment to pause and feel the perfect match of time and nature. I used the 70 degree point because that seems to be the norm for pleasant in the circle of people I run with.

Take a bow
Photo by Mike Hartley

Personally I’m into the 80’s and 90’s myself before I’m comfortable. Always been that way, I kind of like the warm weather. Guess with climate change I’ll have an easier time adapting. But as usual I focus on myself and not on my children or now their children. I’ve got to stop being selfish and do my part to lesson my footprint on this planet.

I did do my part a few years ago. I almost bought the huge horsepower, fossil fuel sucking beast that I’ve always dreamed about but instead got a little roadster. I really try not to be wasteful or careless or selfish in my daily activities. I recycle well and do my best to always respect nature.

I was cruising the library of images I have from my old Nikon. I have no idea why I kept this image but I think I remember now. Don’t get me wrong here, I’m no Mariner but to me this is one of the ugliest ships I think I recall seeing.

Functional yes, Pretty no.
Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

When I was a teenager cutting the yard I would dream about the day I would no longer have to cut grass. Now that I’m in my 60’s I’m scared of the day I’m no longer able to cut grass.

I grew up in an amazing generation of music. So much of it moves me still today. Everything from reminders of love to tunes with the energy to run through a wall.

My tolerance for stupid is diminishing.

I’ve got to get to work on something special for a special person. Actually I’m backed up in all the special things I’d like to do for special people. So let me get my ass moving.

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 “Step outside and take a bow

  1. My tolerance for stupid has diminished tremendously too. I think it has to do with not wasting time.

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