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Geronimo’s near Painted Desert

Foto by Iliana

“I was warmed by the sun, rocked by the winds and sheltered by the trees as other Indian babes.” ~ Geronimo

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Geronimo’s near Painted Desert

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Blinding

“Fairies are invisible and inaudible like angels.  But their magic sparkles in nature.”  ~Lynn Holland


The Light

“From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trail taken one early morning in 2001, Blueridge Mountains, Ga.


Tamiami Trail Views.


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The Tamiami Trail was built with the intention of connecting Tampa and Miami. In fact, its name is a combination of the two cities. The trail was also meant to shine the spotlight on  Collier County, a county named so due to Barron Collier, a man who poured and showered all his wealth and energy on the land after he fell in love with the area. This area was wilderness when the project to develop it first twinkled in Collier’s eyes. It took 13 years and $8 million dollars to complete it. Unfortunately, the endeavor destroyed most of the Everglades since The Trail created a dam that cut the original water-flow, obliviating habitats of flora and fauna. As a result of the massive destruction of habitat, the Everglades saw the loss of an abundance of its original infrastructure. The Everglades today is almost less than half of the original size. In order to salvage what is left of the unique ecosystem, a Restoration Project is now in effect. 2013 is the estimated date of completion. There is still hope. Enjoy the rest of the views along The Trail!

Above is the view from the terrace off the second floor lounge inside of the Miccosukee Resort and Casino. This is a northern view.

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Here is another view with part of The Trail visible. Don’t be surprised by the abundant road-kill. Hopefully, the new bridge will help avoid such accidents. The bridge is part of the Restoration project meant to allow the water flow from north to south once more. The flow begins south of Lake Okeechobee and empties in Florida Bay. The bridge is hope.

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This is a Melaleuca Forest found along The Tamiami Trail in Miami. Lightning strikes burnt the forest to a crisp. It has now been a few years since the fire and new green areas emerge. This part of The Trail begins in Miami-Dade at about 157th Avenue and ends at the Miccosukee Resort and Casino. The Trail actually begins in Miami and ends in Tampa or vice-versa. It is a 275-mile long two-way enchanted highway. Hoped you enjoyed the views from this small 15-mile section of the Tamiami Trail.


Heavenly Tribunaries by Voiceless.


“Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes.” ~Yoda/Star Wars


Turning within, you find yourself on a long, lonely narrow path. Pilgrim, keep on going. Make and stay on your own path, for only then will you find what it is you seek: Your true self! ~Voiceless


Hunter Moon Embraced by Voiceless.


After every storm, there is hope still. Blue skies are still there, just hidden. My blessings to fellow bloggers and all in the path of Hurricane Sandy. Remember the age-old cliché: This too shall pass!

Stay safe my friends…Voiceless


Sitting on my Adirondack chair, enjoying the Florida-style fall, I glance towards the baby blue sky, sparsely dotted with puffs. Australian Pine needles glisten in the sun and sway in the cool breeze that envelops my being. What a lovely day to become one with Nature, to wonder about its ways and ponder about patience–that’s all needed to understand the why of this very moment, and why it is what it is. See through my looking glass…there is more here if you only look deeper. All is not as it seems.