Chandler Day 144: Autumn & Kaleb

DSC03553This is my niece Autumn and my nephew Kaleb. Today I got to spend most of the day with them. It was nice, since I rarely get to see them. It’s crazy how big they’re getting. It’s been fun watching them grow up. I remember being at the hospital for both of them and getting to hold them for the first time. Autumn is growing up to be a sweet girl and Kaleb is just like his dad. He is definitely ornery. I had to force him to take this picture, and that was after him running around the yard, refusing, and even climbing a tree, to avoid the picture. Luckily Autumn helped corral him and I got this quick shot.

Chandler Day 143: The Other Side of the Sunset

DSC03549When the sun sets and turns the sky into a burning and quickly changing splash of color, all the focus is to the west. All eyes are on the sun as it falls from the heavens, setting the sky on fire. Everyone forgets to look behind. Just turn around and you will see a whole different beauty. The clouds being lit by the sun. The colors are softer, more muted. They are humble and quiet. Every evening they show their colors, never to be noticed. Backs are turned on them. A waste of beauty. Just turn around. There’s a whole other show going on.

Shot in Boone County

Brandy Day137: ‘Chive Hundred’

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Animals!!! All of us! What a group! I shot this at the most recent Chive meet up at Mucky Duck. This meet up benefitted chive charities. I’d have to say it was by far the best one I’ve attended! Met some awesome people & I was RAKD twice!
There is a certain bond with Chivers. One I cannot really explain or pinpoint. Perhaps its the understanding that we are all in this world together. Small random acts can really go a long way. Change someone’s day for the better or make a forever lasting impression.
If you haven’t yet, download the app or go to the website. Enjoy a laugh or beautiful photo. Try and pay it forward and always keep calm and chive on!
#KCCO

Chandler Day 142: Early Sunrise

DSC03499Today was the last day of vacation and the last day for me to catch the sunrise. I had missed it every other morning, so I had to get it this morning. I woke up early and headed down with Hannah, Hillary and Josh. Hillary and Josh wanted me to get photos of them together before we left so it worked out well. I got a beautiful sunrise and got to take photos of them. And then they asked for the stereotypical, holding hands on the beach, photo. So I snapped it quickly and moved on. And then I looked at it and found it had turned out to be a beautiful combination.

 

Chandler Day 141: Her Hand in Mine

DSC03454It was another great day of vacation. We got to see the beautiful Brookgreen Gardens and then we spent the rest of the day at Huntington Beach SP. Our vacation is almost over, but it has been a great time. I’ve had a lot of fun and it’s been great to relax and hang out with Hannah and her family. While we were at the beach, I took a walk with Hannah and we explored the beach. And as we walked back she told me she wanted a photo that was like the original photo I took of us holding hands. She said she wanted it to be our new tradition. We would take one like it wherever we went. And so we got this shot. Her beautiful hand, held in mine. The first of many more shots that will be from all around the world.

 

Chandler Day 140: Fly

DSC03321I always love being able to see Brown Pelicans. They are amazing birds. Everything from their specialized bill, to their hunting ability to their flight. I love watching them. I love seeing them fly up high, then plunge, fearlessly, straight down into the water to catch a fish. I love watching a flock glide, low over the water, weaving their way through the incoming waves. They’re incredible.

A flock of them flying high over Myrtle Beach, SC.

 

Chandler Day 139: Apache Pier

DSC03214This is Apache Pier, or at least the underside of it. It’s the longest pier on the East Coast and really is very pretty.  The waves crashing through the tunnel of beams sounds amazing, while fishermen cast off from above. It’s a classic pier.

 

Brandy Day135: Because I’m Happy…

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Whoever thought to paint a smiley face on a silo, brilliant.
Its located in the small town where I went to highschool. Drove by it countless times, though it never really struck me as an object of importance. Until today. Stopped me dead in my tracks. I smiled. So simple.
Things, words, actions, feelings, mean nothing until you’re ready for them. Open your eyes to see what has always been there.

Brandy Day134: Y.O.L.O.

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Driving down State Road 19 when I had to stop and turn around to grab this photo. No truer words have been shared.
Live everyday fully. Tomorrow is not yours. Cherish every moment as though it will never present itself again. I’m not saying ‘you only live once, do dumb things’, I am however saying live wisely.  Live peacefully.