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Home by the Sea


I kind of got inspired by listening to some music again. And Home by the Sea and Second Home by the Sea from Genisis got me in a good mood again. I’ve always thought about a home by the water. We usually stay on the water on vacation and it does my spirit wonders.

Some colorful waterfront property in Florida.
Photo by Mike Hartley

But given the unpredictability from Mother Nature, I’m not sure I’d like to own waterfront property. I don’t know what it is about water but it’s such a calming influence on me. I even watching the storms roll in almost as I like a bright sunny day or an afternoon filled with puffy clouds floating by. I guess the big factor is just the time to be outside and enjoying Mother Nature. The smell of the salty air. The sounds of waves. The warmness of the sand. The cool feel of the breeze on a hot day.

And what do they say about driving through standing water?
Photo by Mike Hartley

It’s kind of hard to appreciate those things sitting in a cube farm with lots of glass windows like a goldfish bowl. But I’ll let my mind float to the shore this winter many times. Its what gets me through the cold months. And then in March and April, I start getting excited at the return of temps more to my liking. I can hardly contain myself in May in anticipation of the sand between the toes.

Too bad we can’t sit and have civil conversations anymore.
Photo by Mike Hartley

It’s about time I got out and got some new images. And this week with temps in the 50’s for a few days I thought I’d take advantage of the opportunity. Let’s hope for some sun tomorrow. And the motivation to get my behind outside.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • The longer you live the more answers there are to why things happened in history. Because humans aren’t good at remembering it and keep repeating it.
  • I’ve got to keep from getting so tired that I can pass out in a few seconds.
  • Do you remember the days where you could eat ice cream each day and not pick up a pound?
  • I was getting worn down with the work week but I think I’m finding my second wind.

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.

3 thoughts on “Home by the Sea

  1. I love living by the sea. I have a great view and I’m a 10 minute walk away. I find looking at water extremely relaxing.

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