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Strolling The Neighborhood On This Summerlike Autumn Day…

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Summer Blossoms In The Fall – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

what season is it!?

even the garden seems confused

 

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Magnificent Weeping Willows – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

the trees are hesitant about changing from summer green to autumn yellow

 

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Trees Early Fall – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

my secret, quiet spot

 

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Secluded Hideaway – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

just the faintest hint of the changing season

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Taking A Walk…

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My Neighborhood – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

through my neighborhood…

 

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My Neighborhood II – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

it’s a day like today

that makes me realize

just how

blessed

I am…

 

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My Neighborhood III – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

to be able to enjoy such

freedom

peace

and

beauty

 

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My Neighborhood IV – Photo by Toni Roberts

 

unsullied

by

TRUMP

and other such

MADNESS…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Ultimate Prayer:

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Photo by Toni Roberts Central Park, NYC

yes, please

THY WILL

THY WAY

and in

THY TIME

not mine

   Thank You

Eternal Being…

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Rock–Photo by Toni Roberts

 

 

 

Photography by Toni Roberts: http://www.toni-roberts.fineartamerica.com

 

Hope Springs Eternal

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Photo credit: Patricia Bolivar; 7/9/16 Steps of New Dawn Foundation

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Photo credit: Patricia Bolivar; Perspective shot; Steps of New Dawn Foundation; 7/9/16

Whenever I feel down, defeated, overcome and depressed, all I have to do is look at these photos! Two friends and I attended a “sweat” this past Saturday at the New Dawn Foundation in New Rochelle, NY; and as we mounted the entrance steps what greeted us but a message from Mother Nature about never giving up…about how the seemingly impossible can and does occur. Not only did this brave little warrior of a plant coming up from a crack in the wall not give up its quest to reach the light from its home deep in the darkness below concrete steps, it had the bodacious audacity to blossom in its victory! I was caught without my camera but my friend, Patricia Bolivar, came to the rescue with her smart phone! Does this photo not lift your heart?

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.”)

What I Heard Today While Sitting…Breathing…Waiting…Listening…

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Stock photo: Waxing Gibbous Moon

 

the secret of health, wealth and longevity:

when

Life

brings an end to

a

job

a

relationship

a

dream

   etc...

   LET IT GO…

stop trying to resuscitate that which is

  DEAD

release the

PAST

   and move on

Toni Roberts’ Artwork and Photography are available at:

http://www.cafepress.com/DaughtersofGaia

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

http://www.fineartamerica.com/art/all/toni+roberts/all

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

Sitting…Breathing…Waiting…Listening…

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Sunset on the Hutchinson River…photo by Toni Roberts

none

of

   it…

not one moment of the entire

77

years

of

it

was ever about

the

writing

or

the

   doing...

it was

 always…

in

all

  ways…

solely

about the

   being...

about the

experience

itself…

Toni Roberts’ Artwork and Photography are available at:

http://www.cafepress.com/DaughtersofGaia

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

http://www.fineartamerica.com/art/all/toni+roberts/all

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

I Am Learning To Lean Into…

Awakening; Artwork and Photo by Toni Roberts

Awakening; Artwork and Photo by Toni Roberts

the

    pain…   

to fully

feel

   grief...

   sadness...

to let it

wash

through

   me

leaving me

   cleansed

   purified

Toni Roberts’ Artwork and Photography are available at:

http://www.cafepress.com/DaughtersofGaia

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

http://www.fineartamerica.com/art/all/toni+roberts/all

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

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