I've been saying for years that when I retire I am going to enter something in the fair.
I have an online friend who wins blue ribbons with her paintings and her husband with his jelly. It just seemed like a fun thing to do.
I decided on photography. It was so hard to pick one of the many favorites. I have taken thousands of pictures over the past three years. I love my new camera and I take pictures at every opportunity.
I quickly found out that it's not cheap to have something in the county free fair. There are rules and regulations. Frames matting and trips over there at certain times made it a bit of a drag for me. I was amazed at the selection of photo's there.I think the last time I went there was about ten total for the flower category. This year there were over twenty. I was happy with the 'judges honorable mention' but still complaining that a mushroom won the flower category. Here is my picture and a shot of it in the fair with the blue ribbon winner.