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Blogher's NaBloPoMo May 2015: Bokeh & Sun Flare

Blogher's NaBloPoMo May 2015: Bokeh & Sun Flare

Whew, this week is throwing me for a loop! Just as I think I've got everything semi-under control, another knotty mess pops up for me to unravel. Remaining calm and staying centered are not strengths I naturally possess, but they are getting a formidable workout as of late. This discomfort feels good, oddly enough, because I know it is a sign of much-needed growth. I was quite stagnant for so very long that stretching into new and different directions feels like an act of self-love.

This is one of the reasons why I recently picked my camera back up after months (years?) of walking past it. I struggle with photography, honestly, but seeing my life through the lens has given me a new level of awareness and appreciation for the people I'm blessed to call my own. Add to that the fact that BlogHer's NaBloPoMo theme for May 2015 is Photo, and well, it seemed like a sign that I was on the right track.

I'm combining the themes from Wednesday and Thursday in one post because it feels right to pair bokeh and sun flare together, y'know?


Something to know about this little family of mine as that we are all adventurers. A shared case of wanderlust is one of the many things that drew my husband and I to each other, and we seem to have passed that on to each of our three children. Elaborate family trips are definitely in our future, but for now, we make do by piling into the car and figuring out a destination on the way. Sometimes, we simply end up at the park for a game of catch and bike ride; other times, we head to a different city and explore its local museums. I figure as long as we keep embracing the open road and I keep practicing with this camera, by the time more far-flung locales are in our sights, I'll have the skills to accurately capture those epic voyages.

Wednesday: Bokeh

Baby Joy with Polka Dot Hat Bokeh

Thursday: Sun Flare

Baby Girl Sun Flare
Baby Girl and Family Sun Flare
May 2015 Nablopomo: Contrast

May 2015 Nablopomo: Contrast

Reflecting on Mother's Day + Pics from Joy's First Birthday

Reflecting on Mother's Day + Pics from Joy's First Birthday