Brandy Day161: Do You Want A Burger Bun Or Texas Toast?!

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Another Monday evening spent with Alex. I enjoy his company and look forward to spending time with him each week. He’s such a great friend and the stories we share and memories we make are worth the wait every week.
Alex came my way this time (we now live an hour apart) we spent our usual time out driving during sunset before Waffle House. Windows were down when we came upon the humming of power lines. Alex was in awe as it was something he had never heard before.  It was so loud, just the buzzing of electricity screaming through the lines above us.
I’m thankful for friends like Alex. Where the company and conversation are more than enough and time can be enjoyed under the humming of electricity in the middle of nowhere, laughing.

Brandy Day153: Straight. No Chaser

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Shooting on borrowed time.
I couldn’t take it. I was feeling lousy. I needed a camera in my hands again.
Happy that the past two days had been rain filled so I felt I wasn’t missing out on too much. As the rain tapered off and the clouds broke, I noticed the orange glow in the sky. I wasn’t sure what I’d get when I headed out but it was worth the chance. As I drove I crossed over 69 and this is where I stopped. Where I shot until the sun set. It was beautiful. The sun melted into the horizon as the clouds ushered in another storm.  The onset of the looming storm didn’t matter and neither did the past couple of days, I got this shot and for that moment I was more than happy.
Shot from an overpass mid country facing I-69 south.

Brandy Day146: Free

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Free. Like to curtains blowing in the wind.  Memorial Day originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union & Confederate soldiers who died in war.. Some gave all, their life, family & what they believed in.  Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving.  Its because of them we have times like these.
Memorial Monday dinners with family & friends. Love, laughter, happiness and memories.
Thank you. To all those who serve. Thank you to those who served. Thank you to those who will serve. We appreciate all that you do.

Brandy Day139: You Can’t Run From Your Own Story

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‘It took awhile for her to figure out that she could run, but when she did she was gone, long gone, long gone.’
I’ve always been pretty good at running. Figuratively and literally. Perhaps that’s why I love sunsets so much. It signifies an end. A new start, just hours away. A chance to run and start over.
Not all running is bad. I know that your ‘problems’ will follow no matter where you end up. However, sometimes leaving what is comfortable is the only way to find out what your limits are.
The quote I started with is from the song by Keith Urban, Stupid Boy.

If you want a happy ending, it depends on where you stop the story.

Brandy Day132: Non Omnes Vagantes Deerrant

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‘Not all those who wander are lost’.  This phrase has stuck with me since I heard it. It states so true. I enjoy looking. Finding. Learning. Knowing. Because I’m not on the same path as the rest of society, most assume I’m lost.  I’m taking the long way. Wanting to find something more.

Brandy Day125: Most Interesting

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Happy Cinco De Mayo!! Had a great day! Spent some time shooting at Monarch Warehouse, meeting people and chatting. Nick happily tagged along. After we finished up there, we headed to Chuys, a new Mexican restaurant in Hamilton Town.
I love shooting, socializing, networking and meeting new people. Its what I do. Thank you Brett Glaze for the opportunity today, and being so great and helpful!
Tacos Without Boarders, amazing, for the record!

Brandy Day111: Everything Will Be OK In The End If It’s Not OK, It’s Not The End

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I used to cringe when someone would say, ‘Everything is going to be OK’. To me, its what you say when you don’t know what else to say in a difficult situation. After several difficult situations the words became meaningless.
Everything will be OK in the end. Its true. Life isn’t what we dream. Nor what others dream for us. Things don’t always go as we plan them. But in the end, we are where we need to be, with what we were meant to have.
Catch what we’re thrown. Love what we’re given. Enjoy moments. Most importantly the small moments. Those are the ones that pierce the heart.
Shot on the back rails of Cicero, near abandoned train cars.