Tranquil Stream

Nature photography of grass after rain.

Nature photography of a steam.

An overcast day is perfect to for a hike close to home.  Not only was the light diffused and temperatures cool, but the recent rain and persistent fog brought out the colors of nature beautifully and beaded plants with dew.

Due to the weather not being as sunny as usual, the trails were quiet except for a few visitors.  Fresh air, solitude, silence, and cool temperatures?  A wonderful way to start the day!

This immensely tranquil stream passes through the trail, though a small side path takes you along it for more serene and photogenic views.  The sound of running water is so relaxing, especially when you don’t accidentally startle any predatory wildlife.  (Although I did have the pleasure of seeing a gorgeous bobcat on the hunt last week.)

Let’s enjoy nature, rain or shine, and not be afraid to wonder off the beaten path once in a while.  (So long as we can find our way back.)

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Stream Waterfalls Floating Leaves

Faerie Mushroom

Nature photography of a wild mushroom

Golds and yellows have become favorite tones to add to photographs during processing.  Not only do these colors bring out a sense of cozy warmth, but they carry a more magical feel.

Perfect to bring out the beautiful gills of this wild mushroom and the blades of grass nearby.

Stumbling across mushrooms, especially the big ones, always brings to mind images of the faerie sitting atop.

I wouldn’t try sitting on a mushroom, though.  No matter how big.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Eternal Mushroom Gills

Wild Green

Peaceful Wild Green

Some wild greenery at Garden of the Gods.  If you’re ever in Colorado Springs, I definitely recommend a visit.  It’s known for the gorgeous towering rocks, but there’s beauty to be found all over the park.

Let’s get out and enjoy nature parks when and where we can.  Big or small, there’s sure to be beauty to admire and some peace to enjoy!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Spring Seeds Eternal