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Getting Green

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A good feeling is when you open the shed, look at the mower you neglected to take the battery out of, and trickle-charge it over the winter. So I just stick the key in it on a whim and it starts up. Now, mind you this battery has to be at least 7 years old. I’ll get the name of it later because it’s a brand I want to get again because my lazy behind did the same thing last year and it still started also.

So I did the first cut of the season. One of many to come. I will always remember looking out after surgery one year and thinking how nice it would be to mow the lawn again. From that day forward I never take it for granted.

Hey hey hey, watch the feathers man. Photo by Mike Hartley


I have to get past an old habit of thinking I have film in a camera when I have a memory card that I haven’t even scratched the limit on yet in a days shooting.

I got to stop being lazy and get to some night shooting. The abundance of light and beauty of the day is so enticing that I neglect the evenings. So this weekend I see an opportunity to work on that part of the craft. Plus I need to start working on images I want to do in a book about those of us who live nocturnally. Now, where did I put those tripods?

Next, I want to upload images every day to my photo site. I’ve been pretty good as of late. I think I have a streak of about a week going. So pretty soon it will be a habit like posting each day.

And sometime this month set up more of my home studio.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • In reality, there are very few if any that really know you like you know yourself.
  • Tomorrow is a day to hit the Woodstock Snowball Stand for a Cherry Snowball.
  • I don’t mind at all toiling away in obscurity. Been doing it all my life.
  • When I think of Trump being read his Maranda rights I think of the comedian Ron White’s line when he was read his rights for being drunk in public, “he said he had the right to remain silent but he didn’t have the ability.”
  • It’s nice when you feel more optimistic than the day before.

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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