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Sunday stuff

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A setback day health-wise so no new photos. I’ve got to stop letting that impede progress. I was at least encouraged enough and listened to my better half that I took a sick night. Because like the photo below that was the color I was this afternoon. After working all last week at home with the flu I probably left my body so weak it didn’t have anything left to fight off the next issue.

There are lots of things that can be done indoors photography-wise, I just have to open my eyes to the possibilities tomorrow morning.

Photo by Mike Hartley

Wind – Something is going on in the atmosphere because the winds this year and even late last year have been noticeably stronger. When you are surrounded by trees the wind is something that gets your attention. I’ve never picked up more branches in my life than in the past year. If this type of pattern doesn’t change I may be calling a tree service to scale things back because I don’t feel like cutting one off my home as I have before.

Breeze in the trees Photo by Mike Hartley

Violence – I don’t have the solution. Seems like we are headed for the times of the wild west where everyone carries one. But obviously, that doesn’t cure the problem and may just lead to more bloodshed. But we all have to start to work together because just expecting the police and justice system to take care of it all isn’t going to work. As we don’t have enough evidence of that already not working in front of us.

And it’s not a politician or political party that is going to fix it and I repeat it’s going to take all of us. Families, mental health professionals, communities, businesses, and all of us as well as some new ideas and ways of dealing with those who place no value on life.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • This was a wonderful piece on CBS Sunday Morning about John Batiste and the healing power of music and how he and his wife are handling bright and dark times at the same time.
  • I wonder if it’s the same poor drivers I see on the roads when I go out or different ones?
  • Funny how a scrap of paper like a visitor’s sticker can be important. Looking at one from St Agnes Hospital the day before my Son was born 32 years ago.

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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