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Decked Out

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I used to be the only one laying on my deck but looks like I’ll be sharing it with the leaves for a few months now. The time to layout and catch a few rays is dwindling away. Think I’ll take a day or two of vacation and enjoy it before I don’t want to go outside at all.

Photo by Mike Hartley

What a beautiful day outside. Time to head out and put the top down and go for a spin. I was thinking about that the other day. How many people just enjoy cruising anymore. The percentage of time where people are running from spot to spot for appointments, jobs, errands, visits versus just getting in the car on a nice day with no direction/destination known other than what your hands do on the wheel when you come to an intersection.

The feeling of hitting some backcountry roads instead of the congested main arteries. No time constraints or need to rush. Just taking in the twist and turns in the road. Listening to some of your favorite tunes. Going slow enough to glance left or right and see something new that you would never look at any other time you’re going from A to B.

The time to do this seems so few and far between now. I guess that is why I look longingly of the days in my teens and early 20’s when we would spend lots of time in the cars. But maybe someday in the near future that time will be available in large quantities again.

Oh yeah, happy first day of Fall.

Photo by Mike Hartley

Along Sand Hill Road – Howard County MD.

Patterns – Photo by Mike Hartley
Organizing – Photo by Mike Hartley
Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I’ve got to work on getting my balance back this weekend.
  • I’d like to know the number of deaths that will shock us into the proper action to at least save some future lives. Right now it appears there isn’t one.
  • My new neighbors have enlightened me to the decades of peaceful living I had before they got here.
  • The tougher things get the pool of people to help gets smaller quickly.

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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