Brandy Day288: Anywhere But Here

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This photo reminds me of my cross country road trip.  The endless open, like the ocean.  The quiet thoughts while driving during sunset.  I enjoyed being on the road.  I had more of a feeling of ‘having everything’ than I do now. Going from place to place, no agenda, no destination.  Some days I’d give anything to be out there again.  Truly living life in such a way of simplicity.

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Brandy Day281: He Should Have Been Named Lunar :-)

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Not sure where to start with this. I was told his name was Freeney. Found out his name is Riggs. He’s 4 years old and lucky to be alive.
I was up early to shoot the lunar eclipse and sunrise. I went to what was familiar, where I knew I’d be able to shoot moonset and sunrise in an opposite field. I noticed him when I first turned down the road. I didn’t know I’d be saving his life just a few minutes later. A car that was going way too fast hit this poor guy. Stopped briefly and just kept going. I did what I had to. At 7am not very many people are around. A homeowner came out and kindly helped get him on a blanket and into the back of my truck. I immediately took him to VCA Animal Hospital. They were able to find him microchipped and tracked down the owners. He was in shock and severe pain as he had a broken pelvis & two broken hips and countless lacerations.
I never got photos of the lunar eclipse nor the sunrise, though I was able to be a part of saving his life.
Thank you to the staff at VCA for being so amazing and all your help. Here’s to a quick recovery with your family and your little boy who’s stoked to have his puppy back home. 

Brandy Day279: Selfish Selfie….

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Standing on this back road. Alive. Happy. Full of feeling and life. The light of the sun highlighting naturally.
Never knowing when your happiness will be ripped from your heart, you be sure and ‘live’.
Dont be afraid of happiness, it has to start somewhere and its an amazing feeling. One you must experience in order to feel hurt, pain. Enjoy the simple things in life, one day that may be all you have.

Brandy Day271: Love & Infatuation

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Infatuation is described as an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone. Love? Love on the other hand is limitless. Unfortunately we cannot control how or when either happen. In my heart, I believe you know love. You feel love. You believe in that person, you trust in every part of them, regardless of the degree to which you love them. You want the best for them. You hurt when they do. You laugh when they do. You become emotionally involved. Most of that emotion & feeling is missing within the fury and excitement of infatuation. Love is a beautifully heart breaking part of life. When you fall it’s an amazing feeling, when your heart is broken its a shitty moment. Remember that. Remember how you felt during your highest of highs. Never forget how you truly believed the world was ending the first time your heart broke. 

Brandy Day250: It’s Like Riding A Bike

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Oddly enough the country roads are littered with bikers.  Seems the back roads are appealing to a lot of people.  It makes me so nervous traveling around bikers like this in packs or singly.  It’s even more dangerous once that sun begins to set, the hot roads give a deceiving reflection that is hard to see through.  A lot of people also take advantage of how obscure the country roads can be and fly down them at dangerous speeds, not only dangerous for them but others, animal & human alike.  If you like to take advantage of the back roads, windows down & music up,  just be safe and aware of darting people or animals.  I’ve seen cows jump fences ya know…and rumor has it they can jump over the moon!

*No I am not associated with anyone in this photo.  It’s just very dangerous*

Brandy Day236: Cooper She Is Wearing A Purdue Tee!!!

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There’s no greater comfort than that of a best friend. The one you are lucky enough to share moments of happiness & sadness with. Unconditional loyalty, there no matter what or how ridiculous it may seem. Share adventures or lazy nights on the couch. Tears & Totinos party pizza.
Behind every strong woman is a boy with a cute pup! 

Brandy Day235: Tar Bubbles

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Upwards of 90°, driving down country roads with a sound like that of driving through Rice Krispies. Tar bubbles. Generally found on less traveled roads before they have a chance to throw gravel down. This is the country equivalent to popping bubble wrap! (See you get excited just reading bubble wrap.) Its a liberating feeling driving down the road, windows down & the fresh popping of hot tar beneath your tires.
A very fun and happy childhood memory, only we used our bare feet & grubby hands.