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THE DETACHED LENS

Don't blink. Life is a Polaroid.

My Childhood Is the Color Blue

When I think about my childhood, I'm often consumed with images of blue skies and crisp mornings. While our parents worked, my brother and I spent our summer days at our great-grandma's house. It was an adorable little thing with... Continue Reading →

Lifestyle Practice with the 50mm

It was a cold day yesterday. Nothing like the beautiful, spring-like weather we've been experiencing lately. Not wanting this flu thing to relapse (again), I spent most of the afternoon indoors. I'd thrown some chicken into the slow cooker earlier... Continue Reading →

The Flu and a Foggy Morning

I've been sick for a week. At first I thought it was the roller-coaster temperature changes, but in less than a day I became couch-ridden and I spent most of the week sneaking mom-aware naps during Studio Ghibli movies, and... Continue Reading →

A Morning Out with the 50mm

This snowless winter has me burned out. It's cold and bitter and everything is brown. I discussed in my last post how this winter is affecting me emotionally. BUT FINALLY we got lucky and received a Saturday that reached temps... Continue Reading →

How Winter Feels

Creativity starved, I brought out my camera, cranked the ISO to accommodate the dark and dreary morning, and pointed it at things. Goo was staring out the window when she noticed what I was doing and I snapped this before... Continue Reading →

Goodbye Twenties, Hello Howl

My husband has always been a dog lover--just the touch of their cold noses is therapeutic for him--and his dream has always been to add a purebred husky to the family. Something about cuddling with a descendant of wolves--descendants who... Continue Reading →

Woke Early and Made a Discovery

Goo normally wakes up around 8:30am, and then we go downstairs at around 9 for breakfast. Yesterday, however, Goo woke up at 8:00am and so we headed for the stairs at 8:30. As I was gathering my things--Kindle, phone, journal,... Continue Reading →

I Don’t Always Bring a Camera and That’s Okay

One thing I've been trying to work on is to live in the moment and to stop planning for that "someday..." I've always had a "big project" and when I don't have a big project, I have a "big hobby"... Continue Reading →

Dear Goo: Sorry I Haven’t Written in a While

When I found out I was pregnant, I started writing letters to you. You were, at the time, no bigger than a poppy seed. I'll never forget when they gave me my first ultrasound and you bounced around like a... Continue Reading →

Ballerina

Goo started ballet a few weeks ago. She got a pink tutu on her birthday, a pair of split-soles to match, and on the evenings after class she shows us what she learned. She talks about it all the time.... Continue Reading →

Hello, Bonjour, and All That Jazz

What better time to start a photography blog than on Friday the 13th, during a full moon cycle, as an ice storm approaches outside? I'm sure I'll be at my back window with my camera when the thundersleet arrives. I... Continue Reading →

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