H2O Abstract


There’s lots of change going on around here ~ the reason my posts are so sporadic ~ thus my mind drifts to the abstract, just as I move from one life abstract to another.

This is a lovely memory relived by the miracle of digital photography. Taken during a walk along the River Arno in Firenze on a beautiful late spring evening in 2014, ripples of coloured light dancing upon its reflective waters.

Reminds me that no matter how dark the recesses of our lives we can, like water, reflect the light and enjoy the unexpected and colourful abstract beauty it reveals.

We need only give it a chance.

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©Dorothy Chiotti … All Rights Reserved 2016

Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O

On the Edge

View from the ropeway to see Mt. Fuji.

I feel like I’m living on the edge right now. So much change. So much uncertainty as my husband and I pursue the path of our dream.


For a girl who likes her feet firmly planted on the ground it feels pretty disorienting to live this close to the edge. It rather reminds me of our 2010 adventure on the Hakone Ropeway in Japan where in order to enjoy spectacular views of Mount Fuji I had to override my fear of heights and enclosed spaces. It didn’t help that at the time I was, unbeknownst to me, heading down the path of debilitating adrenal fatigue. It made my anxiety over the experience all the more acute.


Still, with the help of my supportive husband and our two dear travel companions, as well as  Rescue Remedy and the beautiful music of Jacob Moon, I made it work.


It was worth it to get to see Mount Fuji, however shrouded, above the clouds.

The path to our dreams takes us to the edge of our comfort zones constantly. It can be scary to dip our toe in the waters of the unknown, and this is why so few people ever achieve their heart’s desire.

Surrounding ourselves with supportive people and holding dear a few creature comforts can help us negotiate those tough moments experienced on the edge.

Our dreams need to know they’re worth the risk.

Be well and thanks for visiting …



©Dorothy Chiotti … All Rights Reserved 2016

Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge


Rare Rain

Rare rain

This has been the summer of the drought in Southern Ontario. Hot, dry and, on some days, unbearably humid.

Finally, last week, the skies opened and a deluge of wet relief blanketed our region.

The horses, happy with this change of fortune, gladly presented their backs to Mother Nature’s refreshing and nourishing summer storm.

I don’t know that I’ve ever smiled so much to see, and experience, the rain.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Rare


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Fun at Niagara

Niagara Fun

The meaning of fun is open to interpretation, of course.

While I’m sure tourists aboard the Maid of the Mist have a whale of a time sailing into the mouth of the Horseshoe Falls at Niagara, Ontario, my fun is experienced observing from a safe distance while attempting to capture a memorable moment.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fun

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