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Bucking the trend

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My better half spotted about 7 female deer in our backyard this afternoon. They seemed to like the recently downed tree from this past weekend. I looked out shortly after and here came two fairly big males. Well, this tree was also a favorite with them as they nibbled at it and rubbed their antlers on some bigger branches. I love the wildlife that strolls into my yard. Then again I might hold a different opinion if it was a bear and I was outside.

Peek-a-boo. Photo by Mike Hartley

While the title was spurred by these neighbors in my yard, “bucking the trend” has been something I’ve done for a while but it’s worn me out and left a few scars along the way. So I’m trying to get a little smarter about it without the nicks and scars. And you know what, I think I’m on to something. I’ll let you know how it works out in the long run.

Looking for warmth like the rest of us. Photo by Mike Hartley

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • An interesting day. One filled with a few surprises and some expected results.
  • I hope to go on a shooting streak for the end of the year being I’ll have some free time. – With a camera that is.
  • Some people learn to be happier as life goes by. Some get mired in anger and hate.
  • I thought of my first goals for next year. I want to peel off each day on the daily calendar my better half got me. I love reading the jokes on them but I don’t know why I miss some days here and there.

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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