Chandler Day 360: Sugar Creek

DSC06957This is Sugar Creek, which runs right behind my mom’s new house. I finally got time to go explore it today. One of the coolest things I found was a beaver den, one of their dams, and a lot of signs of their activity. So that was really cool. The creek is really pretty and I will definitely be spending a lot of time there. It was a fun day of exploring there and a good day overall, despite some people being annoying. I even got to see my aunt who came down to visit, and I to relax after a stressful week and have a nice dinner.

Brandy Day285: 4 x 50# & >

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These kids!! Onyx, Oliver, Haylee & Lillian creekside for Sunday Funday. Onyx & Haylee are my bestfriend,  Alicia,  dogs. We took them down to the creek to burn off some energy as hers had been couped up coming off her 6 day in a row work week and mine because of the rain. They chased tennis balls up creek for well over an hour. They all got along great and are now completely worn out. Glad we were able to get them out and enjoy such a beautiful fall day!
Alicia has been a great friend and always super supportive. (She was the one in the night photo making a heart with me and our arms) People like her are hard to find. Loyal, forgiving, understanding, supportive, honest, generous….Thank you. I cannot wait for our shenanigans in a week!!!!

Brandy Day282: Missing Piece

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The tree itself and its reflection seem to make a heart with a little piece missing.
I shot this down at the creek while playing ball with Oliver. I cannot explain the joy I get from seeing them happy!  Watching he and Lilly having such an awesome time down at the creek, swimming, playing ball & chasing each other. Really, no greater joy. They are such a huge part of my heart and without them I’d be lost. The bond you can form with a dog is irreplaceable.

Brandy Day273: Those Eyes

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This kid. My goodness. What a joy to have and watch grow & learn. He is such a handful but every time I look at him in frustration, I remember the joy and laughter he brings me, and that certainly outweighs it all.
This afternoon we spent creekside. Possibly his most favorite place. He is so funny romping through the water chasing his ball down. After giving them both a bath when we got home, he crawled up in this chair and passed out in the sunshine.
Huge Thank You to Bill @ Bill Crabtree Silver Labs in Muncie Indiana. Raising & breeding such beautiful, loving, smart labs!

Brandy Day234: Down This Road Before

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I love this road. The secluded location of it is comforting. Its not a named road, rather a numbered road followed with a direction, east or west. It winds just as curvy as the creek its paved next to. An old private cemetery sits atop a hill with a single tree that watches the sun set on the back of the headstones.

Chandler Day 158: Clifty Falls

DSC03641Today I spent most of the day hiking around Clifty Falls State Park with Nick, Mary and Hannah. We hiked over 8 miles of trails and had a lot of fun. Most of it was through a river bed. The scenery was beautiful and peaceful and the company was great. It was a fun little adventure and we got to see some cool stuff. I look forward to more hikes through the summer.

Chandler Day 157: Twin Bridge

DSC03626This bridge here is the second of the Twin Bridges in Avon and Danville. I already shot the first bridge and put it in an earlier post. Both of these bridges are supposedly haunted and have interchangeable stories. One is of a man buried alive in the concrete, the other is of a woman who dropped her baby in the creek below. Both are a little creepy looking and both are very photogenic. Tonight I was able to shoot the Avon bridge and explore the park that it’s in. It made for a fun evening and I hope to shoot more of the bridge another time.

Brandy Day148: How Do Things Like This Happen?!?!

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Today was supposed to be different. I had something else in mind. That’s not the way it went.
We all know that things happen for a reason. We may never know the reason or we will eventually realize it when its time.
This is the shot I got. I found beauty in negativity and loss. Choosing how you look at a situation can change the outcome

Chandler Day 81: Holliday Bridge

DSC02189This is one of my favorite bridges to drive over and shoot. I happened upon it a while ago, one day driving home from work. It’s this very pretty red, iron bridge over Little Eagle Creek. It’s tucked way back in the woods on this little, one-lane gravel road. I’ve driven over it so many times and it’s always nice to see. Apparently this bridge is also haunted. I guess back in the day they used to lynch people from this bridge. Now if you drive over it late at night, you  are supposed to be able to hear screams. I’ve never heard anything, but I could see where it would be creepy at night. Despite this, I still love the bridge and when I had the chance to see it today, I had to get a shot.

Chandler Day 50: More Exploring

DSC01595 (3)Today I was able to get outside and go exploring in the Ecolab again. It was another beautiful day and perfect for a walk. As I walked through the Ecolab, I wandered onto another a property and found some very cool old stone bridges spanning a little creek that were built by Jens Jensen. I also found a few abandoned stone buildings on the property. The buildings were a little creepy looking but very fun to look at. And I started to think about how much there is all around us. There’s so much to see, so many places to explore, so many things to go find. These bridges and buildings have been here right by me for months and I didn’t find them until today. Think of how massive this world is and how much there is to see and photograph. It’s overwhelming and exhilarating and I can’t wait to start seeing it.