This is Alex. We met working together. I managed and he was the sous chef. Three years later we have a great friendship. We’ve spent many nights cruising the country side, waffle house, nicknames, cat bites, laughter, hugs & a bond that time can only enhance.
I’m not sure how the name ‘boo bear’ came about but it stuck. So much so that other co workers began calling him by this.
Boo bear is the type of person who would do anything for anyone, people like that are hard to find these days. No matter what we always manage to have so much fun together!
Thank you for being such a great friend. A true friend. Thank you for always being there. Though….admit it, my way of doing asparagus on the grill is pretty amazing 😉 Love You Boo Bear!!
Shot on one of those amazing Waffle House nights.
Another roadside shot that caught my eye. I was driving home, on a road I’ve driven a million times past a field I’ve see a million times. It has never been special to me. Just another field, like all the rest. And then for some reason, it caught my eye. It was the light or the clouds or something. I don’t know. It just stuck out for once. I had to stop and snap a shot. Even as I look at it now, it seems ordinary but there is something a little more in it for some reason.
I kept seeing these flowers along side the road, and they caught my eye every time. I had to get a picture of them. I love roadside flowers. They just grow wherever they please and for no apparent reason. No one planted them. No one tends them. Some may even think of them as weeds. But they’re beautiful. They decorate the roads we’ve built, making something that was rather ugly into something pretty. I like that these flowers are pointless. They just show that some things that are pointless and random have some worth and value.
This is my niece Autumn and my nephew Kaleb. Today I got to spend most of the day with them. It was nice, since I rarely get to see them. It’s crazy how big they’re getting. It’s been fun watching them grow up. I remember being at the hospital for both of them and getting to hold them for the first time. Autumn is growing up to be a sweet girl and Kaleb is just like his dad. He is definitely ornery. I had to force him to take this picture, and that was after him running around the yard, refusing, and even climbing a tree, to avoid the picture. Luckily Autumn helped corral him and I got this quick shot.
When the sun sets and turns the sky into a burning and quickly changing splash of color, all the focus is to the west. All eyes are on the sun as it falls from the heavens, setting the sky on fire. Everyone forgets to look behind. Just turn around and you will see a whole different beauty. The clouds being lit by the sun. The colors are softer, more muted. They are humble and quiet. Every evening they show their colors, never to be noticed. Backs are turned on them. A waste of beauty. Just turn around. There’s a whole other show going on.
Animals!!! All of us! What a group! I shot this at the most recent Chive meet up at Mucky Duck. This meet up benefitted chive charities. I’d have to say it was by far the best one I’ve attended! Met some awesome people & I was RAKD twice!
There is a certain bond with Chivers. One I cannot really explain or pinpoint. Perhaps its the understanding that we are all in this world together. Small random acts can really go a long way. Change someone’s day for the better or make a forever lasting impression.
If you haven’t yet, download the app or go to the website. Enjoy a laugh or beautiful photo. Try and pay it forward and always keep calm and chive on!
WooHoo!! Its here!! I now have 52 reasons to travel…you can’t really have a book with blank pages 😉 I’ve never been out of the country, it’s too big with to much to offer for me to be here in midwest Indiana. My first stamp is just around the corner!