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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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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.”)

In Other Words…

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Photo by Toni Roberts

the

question

is the

key

that

opens

the

   door…

once the question has been asked

the questioner must remain

   silent and alert…

so as not to miss the opportunity...

   once the door swings open…

to enter a heretofore

   dark…

   hidden…

   unexplored…

room

of

the

   mansion…

a room filled to capacity with

un-imagined

treasures…

Toni Roberts’ Artwork and Photography are available at:

http://www.cafepress.com/DaughtersofGaia

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Since I Now Know…

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Photo by Toni Roberts

 

that the

answer

is contained

within the

   question…

   I simply

ask…

   lean back…

   relax…

and say

YES

to the

      LETTING GO ENERGY…

Toni Roberts’ Artwork and Photography are available at:

http://www.cafepress.com/DaughtersofGaia

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

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Sweet Surrender…

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I

am

not

of

this world

but simply

in

it

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and

oh

how much more

I enjoy my experiences

from this

new

position

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the trick

however

is

to

stay

awake

and not permit myself

to

be

lulled back into

the world’s way of

   seeing…

not allow myself to be

lulled

asleep

   again

by the

sensuous

glamour

of

the

   flesh

and

return

to

the

living

of

this

life

as if the

dream

we are

jointly

dreaming

is

   reality…

And The Love Affair Continues…

Clouds; photo by Toni Roberts

Clouds; photo by Toni Roberts

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Clouds II; photo by Toni Roberts

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Clouds III; photo by Toni Roberts

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Clouds VII; photo by Toni Roberts

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Clouds VIII; photo by Toni Roberts

Toni Roberts’ Artwork and Photography May Be Viewed & Purchased at:

http://www.cafepress.com/DaughtersofGaia

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

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

http://toniroberts.imagekind.com

Some Days…

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Long Island Sound; photo by Toni Roberts

there is glory

in just being alive

Toni Roberts’ Artwork and Photography Is Available at:

http://www.cafepress.com/DaughtersofGaia

http://www.cafepress.com/orishatreasures

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

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