unplugging

Call it what you want... unplugging, deactivating, disconnecting - all in the name of being more present and REconnecting in other ways.  Stepping back.  I'm eagerly looking forward to stepping back, myself.  This article sums it up beautifully.

http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/feb/11/smartphone-technology-addiction-facebook-twitter?CMP=fb_gu

Today, removing the facebook app from my (deactivated) iphone.  I've kept an old iphone as a wi-fi toy.  I use it for FB messenger, Voxer, Instagram.  I get sucked in negatively to the FB app every day and zone out and waste the time away.  Some day, I hope to deactivate my entire FB account. 

As I learn and explore the possibility of a "microsanctuary" for chickens, facebook groups sure do come in handy.  I know there are other ways though.  Just working up the courage to take that step back, step out, step into the present.

Life is such a process.  So bumpy and interesting and eye opening.  With eyes open, we can see so much.

Below, a beautiful image of a family of five, welcoming their third perfect child into their world, their arms, their home. 

and another:

The flaky newborn baby skin, those bright, alert eyes, the wrinkles around the wrists and the fresh perspective taking it all in.  This is what bringing a baby girl home and loving her and sleepless nights look like: pure love and utter beauty.  I'm honored to photograph such beauty in a growing family and new baby.