Golden Path | Stand Tall

It’s important to be aware of not only how we treat others, but how we treat ourselves.

Often we’ll notice that we treat and view others as more important, competent, skilled, etc, than ourselves.  This can become immensely obvious when we find ourselves rejecting praise, be it from friends, coworkers, or bosses.

It’s so important that we don’t sell ourselves short.  If we don’t believe in ourselves, others will start to wonder why they should believe in us.

Let’s treat ourselves with kindness, put effort into believing in ourselves, hold our heads high, and walk tall.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Photography of a path reminiscent of a fairytale

Nature photography of trees surrounding a metal bridge in a Colorado Springs Park.

Red | In Darkness

Costume-making is quite fun to play with, even if it’s something as simple as a cape with a removable hood.

Although the fabric for this was pulled off a window, thrift shops have a bounty of blankets, bedsheets, and curtains you can repurpose!  Look on both sides of the fabric, as one side may be more photogenic, and keep an eye out for those that are overly shiny, unless that’s the look you want!

Whether you want something for regular wear or for a costume, I highly recommend trying to make some things ourselves.  It’s fun, and you don’t need a sewing machine (though you may want a thimble or two)!

Have fun and give it a go, just don’t cut up all the curtains!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Contemplation

Self-portrait photography. Une photographie autoportrait.

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.

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.

Cobblestone Bridge

Photography of a stone bridge in a nature park.

Another gorgeous bridge at North Cheyenne Cañon Park!  This cobblestone bridge is the first in the park, sitting right before the visitor center.  It crosses over a stream lined with healthy greenery, some of which was changing colors at the start of Fall.

Bridges are always gorgeous, but there’s something magical and timeless about those made from stone.  With the carefully placed cobblestones and surrounding vivid colors, this scene is definitely reminiscent of fairytales.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Nature photography of trees surrounding a metal bridge in a Colorado Springs Park. Nature photography of a steam.

Perfection in the Everyday

Vivid Green Columbine

It can be easy to forget how perfect and beautiful the everyday is.  Immense beauty isn’t only found in a sunny beach town, distant city, or exotic locale.

It’s easily found right at our feet, wherever we are.  Whether we’re standing on wild grass, fine gravel, asphalt, or a dirt road, we can find beauty and perfection nearby.  We just have to look.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Swirled Vine Backlit Forest

Retro Red

Food photograph of cranberries in a glass.

The color and bold contrast in this photograph fills my head with images of retro ads and diners.  Not that I’ve seen them personally, but I have seen movies.

Lots of extra cranberries, still.  What weren’t made into cookies were eaten by the spoon or were chopped and added to water or other drinks.  They looked too beautiful in the glass, and warranted a picture.

Speaking of cranberries, how good is cranberry salad?  Perhaps a vegan variation?

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Dessert photography of homemade chocolate cranberry cookies. Worn Red Door