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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


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Early to rise and enjoyed a quiet morning. And then a day outside to enjoy the fall beauty. I sat here early hoping my feet and back hold up to long winding walks so I can snap away at will. They did hold up but I took the feet to the edge and now I’m going to have to ice them down.

It was a very rewarding day together. We started walking Ellicott City in the morning. We saw the new Waterwheel sculpture at the corner of Columbia Pike and Main Street. Well, it was new to us. I don’t think it went up that long ago.

Nice touch for a Mill Town. Photo by Mike Hartley

We then ventured out to New Market for lunch at The Derby which was excellent. Then back to Columbia for a walk around Centennial Lake. It was relaxing and good exercise and that is what we both needed. Plus we got to take the Miata on a sunny day so the top was down.

Looking up Main St and Columbia Pike. Photo by Mike Hartley

A relaxing evening at home and Raven’s victory and it’s a pretty complete day. That and about 40 more photos to edit, a little music, and another Coke to finish a wonderful day.

I look at that wheel and think. The water may be temporarily divided as it flows through it but it’s always really together

Tomorrow is another good chance to get outside and get healthy.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • In some phases of life survivor mode is an effective tool.
  • You can build it but a 3-year-old can destroy it. And in the next breath be so creative and build something they want. I guess my style is too traditional architecture for her. She is more of a modernist.
  • I didn’t do one chore today. And it was planned that way.
  • Difficult decisions ahead. But that is the case every day in life, isn’t 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.

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