Winter Forest

Nature photography of a snowy mountain trail.

Let’s get out and enjoy a good hike, whether we’re trekking through the city or through the mountains.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Winter Forest Sunset

Hawk

Lazy Afternoon

Animal and nature photography of a horse on a ranch

Strolls taken near sunset are definitely relaxing, and there’s always a gorgeous view to be found.

Let’s spend more time outside and enjoy the fresh air and calming views.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Animal photograph of a rancher's horse sunlit from behind.

Doe Tail

Mountain Ranch

Animal photograph of a rancher's horse sunlit from behind.

There are many beautiful ranches around here where the city has grown up around them.  They still hold their rustic and simple beauty, and easily reminds us ‘city folk’ to slow down and enjoy the view.

Possibly most important and amazing, the land owned by local ranchers stays undeveloped.  With condos, estates, shopping centers, and quarries continuing to chew up the natural landscape and swallow the mountains, it’s so fantastic to see expanses of land that remain untouched.

Let’s enjoy the natural views we can, whether nearby or out of the city.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Sunrise Birds Landscape photography of a brush field and lone tree against a deep blue sky near sunset.

Falcon

Hawk

It would be so fantastic to fly…

There are several falcons nearby, and I’ve been lucky enough to not only admire them, but to snap a few shots on occasion, with varying degrees of luck.

Let’s keep our heads up, you never know what may be overhead!

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Feeding Deer Spotted Doe

Feeding Deer

Feeding Deer

Deer and Fall Colors

Nature is wonderful to explore and admire, but respect should be given, and care taken.  Let’s admire local wildlife, but keep our distance and do our best not to disturb our furry neighbors.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Doe Tail Hungry Baby Bird

Gray Sky | Coming Changes

Wildlife photography of a bird perched in a tree.

Dead Tree | Moody Sky

Even cloudy days have their beauty, and also give renewed appreciation for the moments in the sun!

Changes will be coming to Roman Leaf as the seasons shift and a new year approaches!  The Print and Digital File shops will be closing soon, within the next week.  Certain prints may still be available in the future, but they’ll no longer be offered as a file or printed per order.

Further into the coming year, the Roman Leaf site will be moved back here on WordPress to make maintenance a bit easier.  If you notice changing layouts and some broken links, that’ll be why, though I’ll give you all another heads up beforehand.

As always, thanks so much for your support.  It means so much to have this blog and share, and hopefully Roman Leaf will continue to grow and improve.

Let’s keep pushing forward into this coming year and the changes it’ll bring.  Some things work, some don’t.  What’s important is to remain aware, continue to practice, and keep learning with a smile on our face.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Doe Tail Hungry Baby Bird

A-doe-able

Doe Tail

Doe at the Edge of Sunlight

…Get it?

These were shot back in July, when this adorable spotted doe wandered into our backyard.

Although not a main interest, photographing beautiful animals when the chance presents itself is always fun, even if the results aren’t of the best quality.

It’s getting late in the summer, but let’s keep our eyes open for any baby animals passing through!  Let’s be respectful, keep our distance, and try not to startle or otherwise disturb our beautiful wildlife.

Good luck not startling a deer, though.

Much Peace and Keep Roamin’

Nature photograph of flowers and a green forest Backlit Forest