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A Spot Of Hope…

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Summer Garden – Photo by Toni Roberts

this little beauty of beauties

   is the best little garden in my neighborhood…

would that my camera could catch

all of the beauty my eyes behold

   amidst the bricks and concrete of my life…

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Summer Garden II – Photo by Toni Roberts

a

spot

of

   HOPE

 

HOPE

that there will be

a

   tomorrow

 

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Summer Garden III – Photo by Toni Roberts

 and

tomorrows

as

beautiful

as this

moment

 

this

SPOT

amidst

the

bricks

and

concrete

of

my

  life

 

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When Life Seems To Be Pushing Against Me…

 

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Against All Odds…

and I am all hemmed in and don’t know what to do…

where to go…

which way to turn…

who to listen to…

what to choose…

I

then

follow

my

heart

my

joy

and

I

am

never

disappointed

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Today, My Focus Is On Beauty…

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Blossoming Trees In My Neighborhood – Photo by Toni Roberts

trees

flowers…

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Spring In Full Bloom – Photo by Toni Roberts

clean air

to breathe

without

fear

of

pollution…

or

contamination…

 

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Blossoming Trees In My Neighborhood – Photo by Toni Roberts

grass freshly mowed

to

walk

or

dance

upon

as one chooses…

houses

tall

sturdy

safe

 

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Exotic Plant Life – Photo by Toni Roberts

the best of both worlds:

man’s

and

God’s

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Lone Dancing Tree – Photo by Toni Roberts

how

blessed

am

I

 

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Yesterday…While Waiting For Buses at Various Bronx Bus Stops…

I decide to search for beauty around me instead of bitching and moaning about the terrible MTA service in the Boogie-Down Bronx; and lo and behold I end up capturing unexpected beauty existing in the midst of the chaos, confusion and heaviness of my surroundings.

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Photo by Toni Roberts

Who would believe that one could find such perfection at the corner of Waters Place and Eastchester Road!? This perfectly manicured lawn totally diverts my attention from the insufferable heat and humidity. Perfect beauty.

 

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Looking Up Through the Trees – Photo by Toni Roberts

There is no shade at the next bus stop so I venture into the tiny wooded area behind it and look up at the pattern of trees against sky…so intricately woven by the Hands of Mother Nature.

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Looking Through The Interwoven Branches Of Sister Trees – Photo by Toni Roberts

Fascinating how the branches of these two trees reach out to intertwine with one another: Sisters bound in love.

 

 

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Light Descending – Photo by Toni Roberts

Much later on; weary, hungry and very much out-of-sorts, I find myself at yet another bus stop with an unbelieveable forty minute wait for that final bus home. The magnificence of the sunset, however, soothes my jangled nerves and eases my body’s aches and pains.

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Fire In The Sky – Photo by Toni Roberts

Is there anything more spectacular than the show Mother Nature puts on each evening?

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Going Out In Blazing Glory – Photo by Toni Roberts

All I could say to this was WOW! What a show!  Keeping me awed, entertained and not homicidal

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The Awakening – Photo by Toni Roberts

Who could experience anything other than peace upon beholding this sky?

The splendor of Nature washes away all impatience and bad temper…

 

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May Peace Be Unto Us – Photo by Toni Roberts

And I rode home in peace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Last Days Of Summer…

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Garden In-Full-Bloom – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

 

The Mind:

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Flowers On Altar – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

   a

tool

created for use by the

   heart

 

 

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What “The Land” Taught Me Yesterday…

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Driving North On Route 22; photo by Toni Roberts

 

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“The Land” Photo by Toni Roberts

 

   as I sat…breathed…waited…listened…

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“The Land” Photo Two by Toni Roberts

 

“follow the path of LOVE and not that of FEAR

for it is in the land of

LOVE

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“The Land” Photo Three by Toni Roberts

that one finds

   purpose

in

    being

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“The Land” Photo Four by Toni Roberts

 

have trust and faith in the wildest most chaotic aspects of the

   Self…

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“The Land” Photo Five by Toni Roberts

 

KNOW

that you are always

in all ways

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“The Land” Photo Six by Toni Roberts

 

   doing…

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“The Land” Photo Seven by Toni Roberts

 

   saying

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“The Land” Photo Eight by Toni Roberts

 

   being...

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“The Land” Photo Nine by Toni Roberts

 

exactly what you came

here-now

to

do

say

   be...

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“The Land” Photo Ten by Toni Roberts

 

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“The Land” Photo Eleven by Toni Roberts

 

   ignore the world

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“The Land” Photo Twelve by Toni Roberts

 

   for they are the

   crazy ones

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“The Land” Photo Thirteen by Toni Roberts

 

    you are more than enough...”

(I thank you, Y and N--my sisters from another mother–for the gift of yesterday on “The Land.”)

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