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Pretty good


It wasn’t as warm as I liked it but yesterday was a beautiful day outside. So a quick ride in between errands was possible and I took advantage of it. I was doing some back roads and I came upon a site I hadn’t explored before, except from the entrance to park and shoot the barn in the field next to it.

Off Folly Quarter Road is the Shrine of St Anthony and Franciscan Friars grounds. An old friend said he spent time there often reflecting on a number of things in his life. I sat on one of the benches for a bit and it does have a calming quality. I added a prayer for him because he passed away a bit over a year ago.

Photos by Mike Hartley

I don’t do a lot of praying but felt inclined to add one for him. This guy had this infectious laugh that I can still hear. It was so deep and genuine.

I hope my grandchildren remember my laugh. I try to laugh with them a lot when we are together. And I hope others remember my humor. I’ve found a lot of relief in tough times with humor. When I get in a funk I sometimes use comedy clips and some music to snap out of it.

We all could use a little more laughter in life.

I had maybe 30 minutes to snap a few images there on Thursday. I’ll certainly return because it has some nice possibilities. And I’ll use the Nikon instead of the iPhone.

The next few days are supposed to be very windy. I’ll have to work on my motion images.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Some days I feel beyond tired.
  • They got it right on the first three votes. Jim Jordan should never be the Speaker of the House.
  • I really wanted to do a few posts today. But playing with my granddaughter was more important.
  • I remember the parade the preschool next door to our company would put on each year at Halloween. You can’t help but smile at the sight of little ones dressed to the 9s in costumes.
  • It feels too cold for baseball.
  • Tomorrow I will make up for not shooting today.

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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