Brandy Day129: Turtle In A Half Shell

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Love it!!!! My newest addition to my turtle collection! I don’t know when it started. I don’t know how it started. But its grown and its grown quickly!! Most of them from my second mom, Chris Lynch, and ranging from small collectables to a tattoo 🙂
Why turtles? It’s about their shell.  The only way to kill or harm a turtle is to damage its shell or leave it on its back. Over the years I’ve toughened my shell. Protective of what’s inside. My heart.  It makes the hardships of life a bit easier. The shell is a place to hide when threatened. A turtle always has a home. A safe place. Protection.

Why did the turtle cross the road?

To get to the shell station!!! 😉

Brandy Day106: It’s a Good Knot

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Unusually drawn to this photo. It’s one of those that I knew I was taking, but didn’t know the capacity of it at the time.
Not sure why THIS one photo sticks out to me out of the 100+ photos I took on this beautiful Wednesday. Many would argue there are others far better than this.
This was shot just as sunrise was peaking well over the horizon. The air was chilled. People rushing off to wherever.
I was up at 6am. Another restless night of sleep or lack thereof. I was OK with the tradeoff.
I think its the knot I’m drawn to. Right in the center. Holding it all together.
Photo was shot in RAW with no edit.

Brandy Day98: Finders Keeper’s

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Ah yes. A solid find. I love it! Abandoned train cars. So much life & character! This photo is so beautiful to me! The color, contrast, subject & ominous cloud above it all! So creepy on a bright sunny, perfect cloud porn kind of day.
Unfortunately no one was with me during this find to see the pure excitement I had. Giddy like a child! Hey its the simple little things.
This to date may be in my ‘top 5 photos’. Shot mid country of Cicero IN.