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Early and late

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I got an early start on some personal work by staying up late after I got off from the job that pays the bills. Which means I’ll be running on fumes sometime this week again. A repetitive cycle it seems. I need to schedule some time off. That’s the ticket, take control of life.

Work finished just before 6 am so I headed out and pulled into one of my favorite spots just down the road from my home. I got disgusted with not taking the time to shoot fresh material that I’m going to try to do some shooting early in the day and see how that challenge works out.

Good morning Woodstock. Photo by Mike Hartley

Think I’ll try to capture the start of the day in different spots in the county. And being I was a few minutes late for the actual sunrise I just stopped at the first good vantage point from my home.

From the corner of Woodstock Rd. and Old Frederick Rd. Photo by Mike Hartley

I love warm summer mornings. Flip flops and I’m out the door. I really should wear shoes being I’m standing in a field of tall grass and weeds and I’m sure there are some smooth boys lurking.

I’m sorry, I like clouds and light. Photo by Mike Hartley

I think I’ll stop at this location when I go out later. I haven’t had a snowball yet this season and weekday afternoons aren’t as crowded. And it will be the day you need help cooling off from what the morning weather reports say.

There are few bad mornings. Photo by Mike Hartley

It feels good getting some practice in already today. They say the more you do the more you like it. Well, some say that. I know it seems to hold true for me.

Top of the morning to you Nature. Photo by Mike Hartley

And even though I’m charged up now. I’m also in need of some ZZZ’s. So till later today, every one be well, be safe, and be cool.

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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