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Shoot for the Stars

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Why not shoot for the stars? They say the joy is in the journey and I imagine it’s a long one to even the nearest star. So the journey begins.

The inspiration to do more is back. And what a wonderful feeling it is. Rediscovering that creative feel and thoughts.

I’ve enjoyed making a number of prints today for the family. I’ve charged all the cameras because I hope to get out and shoot tomorrow.

You can be a star, by just working like one. Photo by Mike Hartley

And with a beautiful weather week ahead it’s going to be a fruitful and rewarding one. I’ll get to work with my granddaughter on Wednesday on an art project. I made some progress on a dolphin woodworking piece for her also.

I have a shooting plan for each day. I have to write a couple of food reviews. Tomorrow we are grilling out and I hope to throw that Eastern Shore sweet corn on the fire also.

Looking forward to the daily walk and I can’t forget to work on my tan for a few hours.

Salt and Pepper stars. Photo by Mike Hartley

I guess I had a revelation of sorts on vacation. That I was putting in a half-assed effort on my own work. That I was capable of much more if I put my mind and backside in gear. We will see how that flies when the full-time workweek is playing roommate for the next year. Somehow that doesn’t even phase me because I’m focused in a different way.

But before I get ahead of myself, this fine day has a lot of time left so let me go again. Lots more images to edit from the last few days. Plus I smell something good cooking upstairs now.

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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