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Original Writings, Images, Video and Artworks of Mike Hartley


Defeating darkness

Going to brighten up my spirits this evening. Uploading images to the portfolio and then tinkering around with a few other crafts. The day was consumed with home and yard chores but now it’s my time. So I’m using a photo from about a year ago and one from a few weeks ago that I was trying an animal portrait of.

Some colors don’t even need light. Photo by Mike Hartley


One of our son’s dogs was staying with us a few weeks back. She is a wonderful baby and she is spoiled rotten with attention when here. We love her so and she loves us right back. She is our constant companion.

Any spot on this floor is a good hiding spot for her. Photo by Mike Hartley

I was in the kitchen cooking when I looked over and the sun started to come out from the clouds and I picked up the camera with one hand and snapped a few. If anyone ever asks me what color my hardwood floors are I’ll bring my son’s dog in to show the the exact shades.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • Hearing the excitement in your children’s voices is a special treat for this father.
  • My old John Deere mower is about 1 cut away from completing its 25th year I believe.
  • I will not waste this fall shooting season. Tomorrow we begin, before the rains this weekend.
  • Rumor has it that a real night’s sleep feels pretty good.

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Good morning

Time to jump into another day. I wish the forecast was better but that really doesn’t matter. Today we get the company of our granddaughter and we have a few things from the beach for her.

I GOT IT. Photo by Mike Hartley
My TURN. Photo by Mike Hartley

I had better get ready for that young bundle of endless energy and make some plans to keep her entertained. That’s the wrong word, to learn and have fun together would be a better way of putting it. I try to teach and help show her different crafts or games when she is here.

Random Thoughts of the Day – morning edition

  • There are hugs and there are 4-year-old hugs.
  • I think I’ll get a snowball today.
  • I’ve got a lot of photos to edit.
  • Trying to decide if I should make some sausage gravy and biscuits.