Brandy Day159: Peter

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Babies!!!! We have a nest of four bunnies in our front yard! So cute! This little nugget here just walked out of the nest and into my hand! They say at this state mom only comes late evening or early morning to feed.
Lilly is super curious about them so its been a fight trying to keep her from them.
I hope that if we continue to socialize them, they’ll stick around and be a bit friendly.

Brandy Day131: Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain

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Spring time in Indiana. Its rains often and some pretty gnarly storms. I don’t mind though, as long as I’ve nothing to do and I can lay in bed or on the couch and enjoy them. The loud distant thunder, the pouring rain, the smell of hot wet pavement, how green everything looks after a rain and just the overall freshness it restores to the earth.
A favorite childhood memory was when we went out and played in the puddles after a hot summer rain. Guess that love followed me into adulthood 🙂
Memories are easier to hold onto rather than material gifts.
Shot this where I generally see the sun set, just after a storm!

Brandy Day130: Flowers For Me?!

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I’m not one big on receiving flowers, as they die, become a mess and the water is gross to clean up. However, in nature, where they should be I find them beautifully captivating. How they grow, what they grow around, how they grow in seasons, the contrast they hold against the earth and sky & those that come back every year. Daisy’s are my favorite. So simple. So delicate. So beautiful. So natural.

Chandler Day 121: Black-Throated Greens, Magnolias, and Nashvilles

DSC02719All those names in the title are warbler species. I got finally get out today an go birding at the 100 Acres in Indy. It was a great little bit of birding. I got some good species and it was nice to be birding again. It was good practice for my upcoming trip too.  I missed it. It had been a while, so it was great to hear the warblers, orioles, wrens and sparrows calling and singing. I love the challenge of finding them, trying to identify them and even get a few shots of them it I’m lucky. I love it.

Brandy Day124: Innocent Happiness <3

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Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions going from contentment to intense joy.
I had a shoot at Holcomb Garden on Butlers campus, never been before so grabbed some grub, a recently woken soul, cheez-its & hit the middle most grassy point and sat. Watching people come and go. Small chatter of birds. The freshly dampened grass from the early morning. The screaming laughter of children.
Watching this little one run and play topped off the early afternoon. She was full of happiness. So simple, so innocent.

Brandy Day109: Easter Eve

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Today, like most, I spent the day shooting. We were set to have Easter dinner at my dads around six.
I knew it would be different than most dinners as Nick wouldn’t be able to join due to work. I was bummed, but didn’t realize how much until I took him leftovers at work. Durrty, thank you for being my best friend, biggest rock & protecting me. I love you!

Chandler Day 104: Indiana

DSC02464This right here sums up Indiana. One day it can be almost 80 degrees and sunny. And the next it’s snowing. Yes, snow in April. One day I’m wearing shorts and a T-shirt and very much enjoying the beautiful weather. And the of course it snows the next day. And of all days, it’s on a Monday. After a long night of work I got to walk back to my car in blowing, wet snow. But that is just how Indiana is. I guess I’m used to it by now. And warmer weather will be here soon enough, or at least I hope so.

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.

Chandler Day 102: Cedars

DSC02427This photo actually was not taken today. My day was busy today, spent with friends and family and I didn’t have a chance to shoot. So I’m using a photo from yesterday. Today was another gorgeous day and I did spend some of it in the Ecolab. This is one of my favorite spots in the Ecolab. There’s a little group of ceder trees and some of them bend over the boardwalk and create a bit of tunnel. I love cedar trees. I love the way they look and smell. They always add a special element, some special feeling to a woods. They fit with the trees, yet they stand out and add something new. They help make up the woods, yet they are unique from all the other trees. They’re beautiful.

Chandler Day 101: Spring is Coming

DSC02424-2Spring is finally getting here. The weather is getting warmer, trees are budding, the birds are singing courtship songs, and flowers are blooming. I got to spend some time in the Ecolab today shooting flowers and looking for birds. It felt great. And I found these little violet flowers covering the floor of the woods. They’re so beautiful. It felt nice to be shooting flowers again, with the sun shining and the birds singing.