Work to Live | Creek Waterfall

“Sometimes I think I’m in the wrong line of work.

Then someone reminds me that life isn’t about being happy, it’s about paying the bills.”

 

This is of course, just a joke.

Life isn’t about paying the bills.  Life is about making time for what you love, while doing what you need to keep yourself well cared for and fed.

Even successful artists may need to supplement their income, so don’t feel that your day job is a life sentence.  Although we may need to work full-time, it’s important to remember that there are options.

Let’s try to find a day job that feeds our interests and adds to our family.  If work leaves you feeling drained on a regular basis, try to find something else.

Even when we feel like we don’t have options, let’s remember that we don’t have to give our two-week’s notice just to look.

We never know what we’ll find.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Nature photography of pink flowers. Une photo de la nature et des flleurs roses.

Fallow Your Path

Winter Forest

Nature photography of a snowy mountain trail.

Let’s get out and enjoy a good hike, whether we’re trekking through the city or through the mountains.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Winter Forest Sunset

Hawk

Back in the Woods

Sorry for the small  break!  Everything is back where it needs to be and in working order, so we’ll get caught up with those missed posts as we continue the week.

Hope everyone is well, and taking the time to get out and enjoy the beauty of nature in Winter!

Although the mountains are still covered with a good amount of snow, Blodgett Peak made for a wonderful hike.

It should be noted that attempting to scale a snow-covered mountain with no water-proof clothing, no hiking stick, and while wearing blown-out tennis shoes is going to go exactly as expected.  Lots of face-first falling, ass-first sliding, and frozen fingers and toes!

Definitely proves to be better prepared.  Should have brought a wider lens, as well!  There are absolutely stunning sights along the way, and most just wouldn’t fit within 70mm.  I can’t wait to set up the mountain again to get those photos, as soon as some proper footwear is located!

Let’s continue to explore, and not let excitement or stubbornness keep us from being properly prepared!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Forest Stumps

Backlit Forest

Burnt

Old Burn | Brush

Old Burn

When decisions are made and change is on the horizon, old fears kick up.  We begin to doubt ourselves, panic, and try to convince ourselves from making these new changes.

Let’s not listen to our fears, but keep to our choices and continue moving forward.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Landscape photography of burned trees on a snowy mountainside Foggy Hillside Silhouette

 

Fall Memories

Warm Memories

Warm winds, vivid colors, and plenty of time outside are becoming fond memories as Fall moves into Winter.

The new season has plenty of beauty and fun to enjoy, though, so let’s not get so tied up in fond memories to become blind to the joys of Winter!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Salted Winter Leaves Sunset Crosshatched Clouds

Calm Mountainside

Landscape photography of golden grass and silhouettes of trees.

Apologies for the late post!  At least having photos ready to go, if not scheduling blog posts ahead of time, would evidently be helpful when trying to juggle projects.

Another shot of the serene mountainside of Blodgett Peak.  In addition to the sun being less harsh, it’s clear that around sunrise and sunset may be the most picturesque times to hike and enjoy the natural beauty around us.

Lighting that’s more even and diffused is often touted as the best light for photography, but there’s definitely some gorgeous textures and a lovely glow created by strong side lighting, especially when it comes to brush!

Let’s enjoy the beauty around us, and make time to admire nature at its most beautiful.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Sunset Valley Lanscape photography of a tree silhouetted on a mountainside.

Golden

Nature photography of a tree's exposed roots surrounded by Fall leaves.

The exposed roots of a tree are always beautiful and interesting to admire, and there’s no shortage of such views when hiking a forested mountainside.

Fall colors can come out of nowhere, and depending where you are, they may last a very short time!  What blankets the ground in vivid golds and reds can turn brown before we know it.

Let’s enjoy the Fall colors while they last, and take in the new season and its scenery while we can!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Nature photography of trees surrounding a metal bridge in a Colorado Springs Park. Fall Forest Leaves