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Wow, I’m in need of an adjustment period and not to be thrown into the heart of winter. But I’ll try to adapt and as my friends say embrace the Hawk. I guess I’ll have to because I have some outdoor chores remaining this week.

Coming to a field near you soon. Photo by Mike Hartley

Wow, college basketball is off to its usual strong start and I’m looking forward to enjoying another great season. I’m drawn to the college game more than the pros. Oh, the pros have more of the spectacular but college has the spirit and the MADNESS.

Wow, only 40 days till Christmas. Then again, I’m working so it’s a muted event. But this will be the last Christmas I work. So there is a bright side to this one. At least I hope it’s my last one working.

Wow, I’m glad I belong to a group of people who in some way cancer has affected their lives. I hate saying it but I feel blessed not to have to endure what some are challenged with.

Wow, I’m now blessed with watching the joy on my children’s faces created by the joy of their own children. Makes me think of a new life goal. Watching those children repeat it with my great-grandchildren. I know, but it doesn’t hurt to dream big. I’d rather have that than hit one of those big lotteries.

Cold weather shot of the day

I like photography, it makes me think. Like today I got thinking that I have to do a lot more winter and cold weather-type shots for my collection. How do I illustrate cold without snow and ice around? Time to jot down some thoughts and ideas. I did read a tip about taking extra batteries. That will have to wait till I got some more funds to buy more. Another tip that I can use is fingertip-less gloves. And you know would be perfect in that, my old leather summertime motorcycle gloves.

So I’m going to try to find ways to illustrate cold without the typical snow or ice shots like above.

I put its coat/cover on with 5 minutes to spare before the cold rain started falling this afternoon. Photo by Mike Hartley

And this is my first lame attempt today. A lame one it is but I did work on a list of ideas I hope to illustrate the feeling of cold without the obvious. Let’s see how far I get with that idea. At least it will hopefully get me outside more.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I’m convinced that sports gambling is the next Opioid epidemic.
  • I can eat Thanksgiving dinner knowing I helped someone else have a meal. It’s much more enjoyable that way.
  • It’s a good idea to seek, just be careful about what you find.
  • Life is about moving on from the discouraging parts.

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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