As the days get longer, I can hardly stick with the still-in-school evening routine. Really! Who wants to do homework, get a bath and try to sleep while the sun is still up and the beach is right down the street? So on this night, we decided to live on the edge...ha! I took my littlest on a walk through the neighborhood and down to the beach to get some ice cream.
We live in a neighborhood that many only get to visit. And as we walk and say hello to neighbors and store owners who are our long time friends, it reminds me of Mr. Rogers and his neighborhood. No, we don't have picket fences or perfectly manicured lawns. Our neighborhood looks different than most.
As a photographer, I see those beautiful single-family-homes with quiet streets that other photographers post on social media and sometimes wish I lived on a street like that. Instead, I have car-lined streets, apartment dwellers, an eclectic beach scene and a front row seat to sunsets that remind me how beautiful this world can be.
I'm just now starting to embrace who I am as a photographer and a lot of that comes with embracing where I live. So here are some photos of our neighborhood, cracked sidewalks and all.
Note: One of the photos in this blog post was featured in my ongoing photography project and collaboration: Life in Loud. To learn more about Life in Loud, click on the graphic below.