Ridge Sunrise | Garden of the Gods

Photographed while hiking through Garden of the Gods one morning!

The nature park in Colorado Springs is known for the great sandstone rock formations, but that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of beauty to be found besides!

Let’s remember that beauty is everywhere, and often there are gorgeous sights to be enjoyed if we simply turn around and look in the less popular areas!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Garden of the Gods photography
Colorful sunrise photograph of Garden of the Gods

Among the Gods

Sunrise photographed in the magical Garden of the Gods park in Colorado.

The beauty and magic of Nature always manages to surprise and inspire!  Sunrises are particularly beautiful, though a bit harder to catch if you’re a night owl.

They are often worth it, though, and mornings offer a chance to catch magical mist hanging around the landscape before it’s burned off by the Sun.

Whether we’re night owls or not, let’s try to get up to enjoy the sunrise every once in a while, and let Nature get us recharged and ready for a new day of creation!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Sunrise photography

Landscape photography of geese at sunrise

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.

Early Morning

Sunrises are beautiful, and there is such a feeling of peace and contentment that comes with watching the sky grow light and the day begin.

Not everyone is a morning person in the same way.  Some are just waking up, and some are just going to bed.

Whether we’re rising for the day or falling into sleep, let’s enjoy the peace and quiet, and have a good morning.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

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Purple Morning

Purple Morning

Waking up early often leaves me feeling more positive, present, and content for the whole day.

It’s wonderful to wake up early and see the sky growing lighter as the sun rises and hear the birds chirping.

Despite these wonderful things, I don’t like waking up early.  I’m a night owl, and it’s hard to drag yourself out of bed when you’re feeling blue.

Getting up with an alarm hasn’t been going well, so instead, I stayed up until sunrise.  I’ve heard photographers rave about morning light, and it definitely is beautiful for photography.

I hope to spend more mornings stumbling around outside.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Sunset Anxiety

icy snow winter sunset trees I’m sure some of you living with anxiety know what this is.

It’s getting late, shadows have grown long and the sky is turning gold as the sun prepares to set.  Or, maybe it’s early, and the sky is turing a pale turquoise as the sun nears the horizon to rise.

Whether sunrise or sunset, you definitely know what time it is.  You start to feel a tightness in your chest, shakiness, and the panic and rush of adrenaline that we all know too well.

Personally, I have a love/dread relationships with sunsets.  When I’m at work, I enjoy taking in the beauty of the golden glow and the clouds dotting the sky.  I feel renewed peace, calm, wander, and hope.  Other times, when I’m home, I dread the lowering of the sun and the slowly growing darkness.

Anxiety can be tricky to beat, I’m still trying to figure it out, myself.  I do, though, recommend that you explore the possible reasons behind your anxiety.  For me, it’s the fear of tomorrow, the unknown, and the fear of a panic attack.  Tell yourself some positive affirmations like,’Tomorrow is going to be a great day,’ and ‘I welcome calm into my life.’

Another thing I recommend is to keep yourself busy.  I don’t panic at work, because I’m working.  It’s a treat when I notice the changing sky and take a moment or two to enjoy it.  It’s not a fearful half-hour that I’ve been consciously dreading.  Also, talk with your doctor.

Keep busy, think positive, and give yourself something to keep your mind and hands busy.    We can beat this.  You can beat this.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’