Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected … Times Five

A few things have unexpectedly caught my eye during the past year or so …

Light Fantastic

Early morning light casts its rays into the front hallway and mesmerizes our feline family members.

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Contemporary Art

While standing outside the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney last year I caught this parading Australian White Ibis stretching the point on contemporary art.

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Back to the Future

During a re-enactment of 1940s Britain this young woman steps back to the future.

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Back to Nature

A bottle, but no message.

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Ring of Hope

An unexpected sun halo, caught on my cellphone in late May 2012 while I was in Calgary to visit a loved one who’d attempted suicide.

I remember looking up while taking a walk and thinking “It’s a sign!”

A sign of hope, indeed.

My loved one survived, and is thriving.

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Thanks for visiting,

Dorothy 🙂

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©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013

Shout Outs

Snapshots & Smiles

ThatTimeIn.com

Zeebra Designs & Destinations

Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree … Happy Horses

This week’s photo challenge is all about being “carefree.”

It’s horses again for this challenge, since in my mind there’s nothing more symbolic of a carefree summer’s afternoon than a farm full of happy, spoilt-rotten horses.

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I wish all horses could be so carefree.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy 🙂

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A Remark You Made

Life + Snapshots

This, That and the Other Thing

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©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow … The Creeping Storm … Manly, Australia

The topic of this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge is Foreshadow.

To me foreshadowing sounds ominous. I think of the cloak of darkness rather than the shedding of light.

For this challenge I’ve elected to post this image taken from our verandah at the amazing Q Station in Sydney Harbour National Park at Manly, where we stayed for most of our two-week visit to the Sydney area last November.

Dusk was approaching and with it this companion creeping storm.

Talk about the foreshadowing of something ominous.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy 🙂

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Writers Reflect

castelsarrasin

Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves …

This week’s photo challenge  asks us to explore curves.

Herewith a few of my interpretations …

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy 🙂

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Our Journey to the Sea

Ricardo Vieira Fotografia

Stephen Kelly Creative

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Weekly Photo Challenge: (Travel) Patterns

This week’s photo challenge asks us to share what pattern means to us.

Herewith a small sample of patterns observed during some recent travels.

Enjoy!

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Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy 🙂

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Tricia Booker Photography

At This Time

Chronicles of My Imagination

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Up … Enjoy the View!

Thanks to this week’s photo challenge we get to look up.

What a great theme!

I love to look up and have made a habit of doing so whenever and wherever we travel.

There’s so much to see, don’t you agree?

Remember to look up … 😉

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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Mapping Chattanooga

Cheryl Andrews

A New Day

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the details … Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House Roof Detail

One of the world’s most recognizable structures, the Sydney Opera House at Bennelong Point on Sydney Harbour is a marvel of design and engineering.

My focus for this week’s photo challenge “Lost in the Details” is the Opera House’s amazing ceramic tile roof.

There are 1,056,006 roof tiles covering an area of approximately 1.62 hectares that sit over the structure. They were made by a Swedish tile company, Höganas.

Sydney Opera House Ceramic Roof

The highest roof shell of Sydney Opera House is 67 metres above sea-level, the equivalent of a 22 storey building.

Sydney Opera House Detail

The roof structures are commonly referred to as “shells.”

Sydney Opera House

Click here for the complete and intriguing story behind the construction of Sydney Opera House.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy 🙂

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Diamond Mike Watson

Thoze Were the Daze

Multifarious Meanderings

Family Gathering … America Bay, NSW, Australia

It’s been a week since we returned from our wonderful trip to Sydney, Australia, for Lloyd’s daughter’s wedding.

He and I flew to the land of Aus via Hawaii where we enjoyed a few days rest punctuated by a tsunami warning. Thankfully nothing came of that so we were able to continue happily on our way to Claire’s adopted homeland half a world away.

One of the highlights of our stay in Sydney was a drive up the coast to Palm Beach. At one point we stopped and hiked a kilometre in from the road to beautiful America Bay.

Claire and her new husband, Steve, (right) her aunt and uncle who also travelled from Ontario for the wedding, and Lloyd and I enjoyed several minutes of solitude engaged with the inspiring vista of this out-of-the-way bay.

A beautiful moment shared in a land far away. Memories are made of this.

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Thanks for visiting…

Dorothy 🙂

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