THREW Mikes EyEz

Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley

Riding high

Leave a comment

This August has been an exceptional month. One with family, friends fun, and celebration. This past weekend was an event initially scheduled two years ago but because of covid, it got postponed twice. I had gotten tickets as a gift for my better half for one of her favorite artists.

And that event was the Rod Stewart concert at Merriwether Post Pavillon. It’s also the first time I used an iPhone as a camera for something I’ve posted here I believe. I’ll probably use one more in the future when I get my own.

But before I move on, that was a great show and very good musicians and vocalists. It was the first time I’ve been to Merriwether also since they renovated it and from what I saw in this limited first visit was wonderful. I know a lot of people complain about ticket prices and they are high but I felt we really got our money’s worth plus, in enjoyment. It makes me happy to see my wife so happy.

I like a few of his songs (not the disco era) and especially the old stuff with Faces. I was surprised his voice is so good at 77. And his band and show were first-rate. It’s kind of inspired me to maybe check out some more shows.

Yesterday was a day with my two best friends. One of fun, laughs, and relaxation. Great food and great views. One of the things I’ve been told when I visit is this experimental aircraft that flies by his shoreline on the weekends.

Well, I had my camera on when 5 O’clock Charlie (for those of you old enough to get the MASH reference) came by so I captured a frame or two.

No TSA Lines, no air traffic control. Photo by Mike Hartley
Looking for a place to land is pretty easy, just look over the side. Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Getting pictures of grandchildren always improves my day.
  • I kind of felt lazy today. Then again I worked 11 hours, did some home chores, cooked, did photo editing, and did some writing. Maybe tomorrow I’ll really accomplish something.
  • I’m so looking forward to getting out and doing some shooting tomorrow. The batteries are just about fully charged and if I get some good images my batteries will be full.
  • I felt better today than I have in over a week. And boy do I appreciate it.

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.

Leave a Reply