Canada 150


O Canada II


Canada is a delta of change, transition and growth. Over 150 years it has evolved as a confederation of provinces and territories welcoming people from all over the world to create the rich mixture of cultures, ideas, (mostly) tolerance and liberty it is today.

As always, I’m counting my blessings as a citizen of this beautiful land.

This image taken at Saskatchewan Crossing, Alberta.

Happy Canada Day!

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©Dorothy Chiotti … All Rights Reserved 2017

Weekly Photo Challenge: Delta

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

©Dorothy Chiotti … All Rights Reserved 2016

Fire In Ice



It’s a balmy -20C with -30C wind chill in Southern Ontario.

This image of a fiery Japanese Maple leaf caught in a shiver of ice in early December pretty much illustrates what we’re in for today.

Ah, the joys of a Canadian winter …

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©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015

Lest We Forget …

A reprise of a tribute to my Uncle Archie Gordon killed in WWII. Sadly, one of many ~ lest we forget …

Eyes to Heart

Archie Gordon


On April 6, 1943, a Halifax bomber with 405 Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force, in which my great uncle, Sergeant Archibald Don Gordon, was flight engineer, was shot down over the Bay of Biscay off the coast of France.



The second youngest of a large farm family living in northern Alberta, he was a bright and cheerful chap adored by everyone. He was closest in age to my grandmother and they were fast friends.

He volunteered.

On the back of his photo (above) my grandmother wrote:

“He said, ‘Someone has to do it.'”

He was in his early 20s when he left for war. He did his duty for his country and paid the ultimate price.

Sergeant Gordon’s body was recovered and is buried in the war cemetery in Pornic, France.

My grandmother had custody of his service medals until the day she died, and they remain in the…

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