Into the New Year!

Happy New Year!

One thing we can always count on in life is change, so let’s look back at all we’ve seen evolve over the past year in the world, in our lives, and in ourselves, and welcome all that’s in store for the new year!

Let’s spend more time in nature, with friends, laughing, learning, growing, exploring, and making the best adventure out of life that we can!

To our continued journey of bettering ourselves, and finding the beauty in life and our imaginations~!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

 

Deer Trail

Let’s make the time to get outside and enjoy the beautiful views, if only for a little while.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Through | Manitou Cliff Dwellings

Photography of a path reminiscent of a fairytale

Pink Buds | End of a Season

The end of the warmer seasons is here, and as the colder weather blows in, it’s helpful to think back on our goals and priorities.

Why wait until New Year to think about how we’re doing and where we’re going?

Life has a way of flying by, so let’s take more opportunities throughout the year to do some serious contemplation on our lives, what they are, and what we want them to be.

Big goals are best broken down into smaller, more manageable goals, so why not consider checking in with our biggest dreams four times a year?

However we go about setting and monitoring our goals, let’s be sure to take the time to reflect on our lives.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Pink Spring Flower

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

Golden Path | Stand Tall

It’s important to be aware of not only how we treat others, but how we treat ourselves.

Often we’ll notice that we treat and view others as more important, competent, skilled, etc, than ourselves.  This can become immensely obvious when we find ourselves rejecting praise, be it from friends, coworkers, or bosses.

It’s so important that we don’t sell ourselves short.  If we don’t believe in ourselves, others will start to wonder why they should believe in us.

Let’s treat ourselves with kindness, put effort into believing in ourselves, hold our heads high, and walk tall.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Photography of a path reminiscent of a fairytale

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

Warm Hilltop

Despite temperatures far below freezing, a view like this with vivid blue and warm oranges and greens sure gives you the feeling of those warmer days to come!

There are many photographs like this one that are meant to be seen at a larger size, even if only slightly.  Most of the galleries here on Roman Leaf have just been redone, so you can head over, click on an image, and it’ll pop up in its intended size!

If you have any suggestions on how to make Roman Leaf better, improve photography, or you have some subjects/places you’d like to suggest, I’m all ears!  A whole new year is ahead of us, so let’s get started exploring!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Architecture photography of a metal lamp hanging off an old church. Landscape photography of a single tree under a moody sky.

Field Sunrise

A beautiful sunrise the other morning!  Deep blues and wispy clouds are such a favorite!

Sunrise | Clouds Like Ink

Although this one is blurry and was shot handheld to test the exposure, I really like it.  The blur works with the moody blues, and I especially like the wispy clouds on the right.  They’re very reminiscent of ink clouds in water.

Definitely a beautiful start to the day!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Sky and weather photograph of clouds at dusk. Sky photography of clouds after sunset.

Cobblestone Bridge

Photography of a stone bridge in a nature park.

Another gorgeous bridge at North Cheyenne Cañon Park!  This cobblestone bridge is the first in the park, sitting right before the visitor center.  It crosses over a stream lined with healthy greenery, some of which was changing colors at the start of Fall.

Bridges are always gorgeous, but there’s something magical and timeless about those made from stone.  With the carefully placed cobblestones and surrounding vivid colors, this scene is definitely reminiscent of fairytales.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Nature photography of trees surrounding a metal bridge in a Colorado Springs Park. Nature photography of a steam.