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’

 

Cripple Creek & Victor Mine

The side of an active mine that sits snuggly between the towns of Cripple Creek and Victor, for which it’s named.

It’s easily visible as you drive between towns, though the mine is much bigger than it seems.

Let’s see the beauty in the ugly.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Pikes Peak Western Farm

Landscape photography of the snowy Rocky Mountains during sunset.

Explore | Park Trails

Let’s get out and explore, and find out first hand what parks, trails, and gorgeous views are open to us.  Whether it’s through a park with extensive trails or a footpath along the road, let’s get hiking and see what beautiful views await.

The stone and dirt underfoot as we trail through wild grass or roadside weeds will do us good!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Barn | Rock Ledge Ranch

Forest Textures

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.

Goals

dirt earth macro photography A new year has started.  Whether you actually made any resolutions or not, I’m sure a lot of us have thought hard about our choices and actions this past year.

Did we meet any of our past goals?  Did we smile more, laugh more?  Did we sever our attachment to that cozy couch in front of the tv?

Maybe some battles were lost, maybe we didn’t even fight.  And just maybe we made some new goals we never saw coming.  New ideas came up, new goals were made, new changes took place that move us forward and closer to who we are at heart.

Life took quite a few surprise turns this year.  I went from a shopaholic trying to buy happiness, inspiration, and purpose, to a minimalist with a love for the eco-friendly.  I realized just how much I love and need nature, and how healing I find it to gaze at the sky.

Every day has something to teach us, if we quiet our mind and just look, just listen.  In the quiet, what does your heart tell you?

Does it tell you to forgive more, to spend more time with family, or maybe spend more time alone with your thoughts?

Whether you made goals for the new year, or just create them as you go, I hope all of our goals push us to be even happier, wiser and stronger, so we can make the world better for everyone.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’