Chandler Day 180: From CatDog to Chive

DSC03907Today I went to my mom’s to celebrate my and Brandy’s birthday. It’s a few days past mine and a few days before hers, but we used to celebrate them together all the time. We would have Rugrats and CatDog themed cakes when I was younger. Mom made us Orange Kiss Me Cake (a family tradition from our Grandma) and put 32 candles on one side and 19 on the other. It was a good day and it was great being able to celebrate with Brandy again (this time with matching Chive shirts). Happy Early Birthday Bran and KCCO!

Chandler Day 179: Surprise

DSC03886Today was another good day. I thought it was just going to be a normal day, but Hannah and my family planned otherwise. Hannah got me out of the house for a bit while my sister and step-mom decorated and Hannah’s family came out. Hannah stalled me by getting in an argument with me and when I got back to the house I was completely surprised to see everything done up and her family there. It was a great night spent with everyone and a lot of fun.

 

Chandler Day 178: Some Mysteries Should Stay That Way

DSC03895One of my favorite abandoned houses and I’ve never stepped foot in it. There are no “No Trespassing” signs or boarded up doors holding me back. It would be easy for me to get in. I’ve explored so many other houses. But not this one. I don’t fully know why. But maybe it’s because I like not knowing what secrets it contains. I like being able to imagine what it’s like in there.

Brandy Day179: Belle, Dakota & Tim

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I was out shooting sunset as usual when I happened upon this site 🙂
As I drove by,  I hesitated on getting out and taking the photo, but as I debated I knew that I would forever regret not getting it. So I found myself out of my truck and walking toward this gentleman.
Very nice and handsome cowboy 😉 He rescued Belle from the ‘wild’ and she’s about 2. She is the Burro better known as a donkey. Tim also rescued Dakota from the wild at the age of 3 and he is now 8. He is a Mustang. Tim was just out riding, training Belle, smoking a cigar and watching the sunset ❤
I loved seeing this!!! Thank you for stopping your sunset ride and chatting!

Brandy Day178: Take It All In

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As the sun sets on another day I remind myself tomorrow is not promised. Have you ever just sat and watched the sun set?! Taking it all in. Just look at this photo for awhile. The quiet scene. The nature. The growing ivy climbing up the tree. The movement of the water in rhythmic motion. The clouds rushing the sun into hiding. The sun bursting through the bark on the side of the tree. The sound of crickets chattering as night becomes alive.
‘How beautiful is it to live in a world where nothing lasts forever. We must learn to fall in love with the love inside us, only then every moment living will be worth dying for.’ (R.M. Drake)

Brandy Day177: Jimmy B

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Today I had the pleasure of working the Jimmy Buffett pre party at Klipsch with Mad Anthony Brewery. I had such a great time and met some really cool people. I love when I get to do events like this. I even met some fellow Chivers, though this one was my favorite!  I hope all had a great evening at the show and again thank you to Mad Anthony Brewery and Blaine Stuckey for allowing me to be a part of such a fun event!!

Chandler Day 177: Polaroids, Soccer & Trains

DSC03885Another day spent in Indy. We went camera shopping, had dinner and watched the World Cup, took a walk along the Circle, ran into a friend, shot the skyline, went to a park, climbed up onto an old train bridge and shot the train as it crawled along it’s tracks. Another great day. New cameras. New shots. New memories. I love days like these and I look forward to the countless more that we’ll have together.

Chandler Day 176: “I Do Know What a Giclee Is”

DSC03883Today was my birthday and it was a pretty great one. I got to spend the day with my wonderful girlfriend Hannah, who went to a lot of effort to make sure I had fun. She got me this awesome Polaroid and made cupcakes for me (which were amazingly good). We then got to visit the IMA, a camera store, a bookstore, Potbelly(amazing as usual), and Mass. Ave. It was a great day and a lot of fun. We saw some cool stuff and met some cool people.

Chandler Day 175: Tornadoes, Movies, & Naps

I have no photo today. Today was a lazy day. It was time to relax. I didn’t pick up my camera and the weather wasn’t playing nice today anyway. Lot’s of rain and tornadoes. So I stayed in with Hannah. We curled up, watched movies and TV, napped and listened to the sirens go on and off throughout the afternoon.

Chandler Day 174: Hilbert Circle Theatre

DSC03829This is the Hilbert Circle Theatre, home of the ISO. It’s a beautiful theatre and has held some beautiful music. I love going there and hearing the symphony play. As I stood outside of it today, I noticed the ominous, dramatic sky behind it and had to get the shot. A little,old piece of beautiful history, sandwiched between modern skyscrapers, with an Indiana storm coming in.