Red Flowers | Beauty Portrait

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Who doesn’t look better holding flowers?

Buy yourself and the special ones in your life flowers.  Let’s glow together and feed our souls.

 

Makeup: Zuzu, Maybelline, CoverGirl, Almay, Physicians Formula

Blue Nymph

Handmade crown for sale in the shop.
Costume: Thrifted faux fur, handmade crown
Featured makeup: Zuzu, Physicians Formula, Almay

And so another solstice has passed!

It’s officially Summer, and soon the days with grow shorter and colder, especially here in the mountains.

 

Let’s keep moving forward as time and our lives change with the seasons.  Let’s not let our days all be the same, and find ourselves marching in the doldrums day in and day out.

How do you plan to keep moving forward?

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

fantasy self portrait of a candlelit nymph

fantasy self portrait of a nymph in candlelight

Magical Flower

Spring is here, with flowers and greenery returning to the forests!

This flower was photographed along a trail while making my way down from my first mountain summit!  Not a terribly challenging hike, but still proud!

A good reminder to let ourselves feel pride for accomplishing our goals, even the modest ones!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

gothic fashion self portrait photography

 

Mystical Flowers

Before and after editing of a flower photograph

Exploring more with magical and fantasy photography has become a growing love.

It’s brought on a bit of a shift in my photography, and especially how images are edited.

Although belief and admiration for more ‘natural’ photographs is still dear, it’s been replaced by a dream to bring more surreal, otherworldly, and fantastical visions to feed our imaginations and bring fantasy to life.

Here’s to exploring new paths and fancies, and enjoying the magic in nature, life, and our imaginations~

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Fantasy photograph of a magical path

Nature photography of a foggy forest in Fall. Une photo d'une forêt brumeuse à l'automne.

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.

Spirituality

When life gets tough, we start to look at the way we live a little more closely.  The things that really bother us become clearer and much, much louder.

Healthier eating, more exercise, more time in nature, taking up meditation, or seeking comfort and improvement in spirituality or religion  are things we may turn to.

Though we may also turn to cheesecake.

It’s slowly becoming more clear how off-track I’ve gotten in life.  Simplicity and minimalism has disappeared under piles of junk, there have never been more receipts in the trash, junk food is the new normal, and negative thoughts have been hanging heavy in the mind.

Less than ideal, but we can always move forward.

Whatever pains we’re working through and however far we’ve fallen off our ideal path, let’s work to start moving forward again.

Let’s find the inspiration we need, treat ourselves well and with kindness, and start finding our way back on track.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Photograph of candlelight

DIY Himalayan salt candle using a votive holder, glass teacup, and course Himalayan salt

Pink Flowers

Pink Spring Flower

It feels like it’s been ages since I’ve photographed flowers…

Colorado has really come alive this Spring as flowers and blossoms have been bloomed all over, which is definitely a wonderful surprise!

Let’s keep our eyes open to the colors around us and enjoy the blooming of Spring.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Nature photograph of dogwood flowers.

nature photography trees pink purple flowers