As Steve and I sat on a bench overlooking the ocean today
we laughed about our life.
We ride our bikes along the ocean
or take Lulu on long walks at different beaches in our area.
Both of us have other things we could be doing, but we joke that our "job" is to just enjoy life.
Steve's actual job is to paint
and he is fortunate that he can paint what he wants.
The first two paintings are his most recent pieces and the work in progress is of a family that lives on our street as they head out for a surf session.
My latest "job" is to take pictures.
I am always looking for something to photograph
for the one picture I post on Instagram each day.
And the day I took this photograph,
I made a decision.
Our county fair is coming up in August
and I am going to enter 3 photographs (the maximum allowed) in the photography exhibit.
One will be a still life -
I am having fun staging photos
of things around the house.
I am sure one will involve flowers -
probably in my garden,
but maybe from around town.
Considering where we live, I know one of the photos will involve the ocean either from a kayaking adventure
or just from one of our walks.
As the saying goes, "it's a tough job, but somebody has to do it" and I'm giving this photography "job" my best effort.