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A still morning

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I like stepping outside just before sunrise. This morning was especially quiet with no breeze. The stillness of the trees and woods were peaceful and unsettling at the same time while just one bird was signaling the start of a new day. I’m trying to savor each morning and make up for those I missed as a youth recovering from the night’s festivities.

I love the summer mornings where I can step out in a pair of gym shorts and be totally comfortable in the 75-85 degree temps. To stand still and just take in nature in my back or front yard. Maybe a hawk sitting on my old pool fence. One of my favorite friends. I support his efforts fully at keeping the varment population in check.

A true hunter. Photo by Mike Hartley

There is also a great chance of seeing deer in the early mornings. To me, it seems the population is pretty high. But that is just my corner of the world. Maybe they just like my neighborhood, or should I say our neighborhood. By the way, that eyesore in the background is not mine.

Don’t just stand there junior, follow your mom. Photo by Mike Hartley

Okay, the reality is setting in, I must move from the computer to the yard. Much is to be done in the landscaping process. I’m starting to feel inspiration returning and hope to share more regularly here also. Looks like it could be a good week for some photography work.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • An anniversary date of past loved ones is still worth remembering.
  • If we can build a quiet dishwasher why can’t we make quiet trash trucks?
  • It’s fun living in a spot where you can hear a train whistle in the distance.
  • I know I’m out of sorts when I’m not peeling the daily calendar regularly. Because all of them are funny and I love laughter so life is therefore out of balance.

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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