Riverside

It often pays to step off the beaten path, if only to see the familiar in a new way.  There’s also a great chance of encountering something you didn’t even know was there.

The world opens up and becomes so much bigger when we take the time to really explore.

Let’s get out and enjoy the views of a path less trodden.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Landscape photography of a trail in Rock Ledge Ranch.

Forest Textures

Home Across the Valley

Cozy-looking homes, whether a house on a farm, a downtown apartment, or a brick hideout in the mountains, always inspire hope for having a home of my own one day.

And this home overlooking a valley and an exceptionally gorgeous rock formation is no exception!

Heading down the highway through the mountains of Colorado, you’re guaranteed to see not only some gorgeous scenery, but some comfy-looking homes!

Let’s keep our eyes open for what inspires us, both visually and in regards to our life goals.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Texture detail photography

Textured Boulders

Old Home | Negative Self-Talk

Urban photography of the fenced entrance before an old home in the historic old city

When we find ourselves learning something new, heading in a different direction, or even just entertaining the idea of doing so, it’s incredibly easy to start berating ourselves.  It can be surprising how cruel we can be, especially regarding goals and dreams.

We would never tell a friend they’ll never be good enough to do this, or never have enough money to do that.  We’d especially never tell them that they simply don’t deserve it.  But we’re so quick to say these exact things to ourselves.

We tell ourselves we’re not good enough and never would be, that we have no right to live a life like that, that we’d never have the money, and that we shouldn’t bother.

Dreams and even simple goals can be derailed easily enough without being unnecessarily cruel ourselves.  So let’s ignore the self criticism, counter it with positive facts and affirmations, remember that anything is possible, and that we definitely deserve a life we love.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Urban photography of a white porch with a red door.

Boarded Up Farmhouse

Enter

Enter

Although locked closed, this striking green door is just begging to be opened so the old pond house can be explored.

Aged buildings are gorgeous to admire.  Let’s keep our heads up for opportunities to explore the architecture around us.  With the property owner’s permission if entering private property, of course!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Exterior photograph of an abandoned pond house. Forest Textures

Old Pond House

Exterior photograph of an abandoned pond house.

This beautiful old pond house sits just off a road in Pennsylvania, on a spot of land that used to be a farm.  Now a park surrounded by chainstores, this property is also home to an impressive farmhouse.

Built sunken into the ground, with vines growing up the windowed sides, it has a cozy and almost hidden quality.

It would definitely make a comfy and inspiring art studio.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Boarded Up Farmhouse Old Stone Barn

Boarded Up Farmhouse

Boarded Up Farmhouse

Everything crumbles in time, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t still retain beauty.

The outer layer of this old farmhouse has long been falling away, exposing the beautiful stonework beneath.  There’s a calm fascination with admiring what used to be a piece of someones’ lives.  If only the windows weren’t boarded up. I bet it’s just as beautiful on the inside.

Let’s keep our eyes open for remnants of the past.

What kinds of abandoned buildings do you most like to see?  Factories, farms, homes?  Hospitals are definitely a popular subject!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Decay Antique books look like nature

Farmhouse Bricks

Barn Bricks

This is an older photograph of some exposed brick on the side of an abandoned farmhouse.  Although falling apart and overrun by plant-life in areas, this house is incredibly beautiful.

It’s a pleasure to see remnants of the past.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Decay antique scale detail photography