On the Move at Toronto Harbour …

Weekly Photo Challenge: On The Move

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A¬†tall ship redux …

Last summer I had an opportunity to go boating on Lake Ontario when the tall ships, and other sailing vessels, were bounding around Toronto harbour.

Herewith a few moments “on the move.”

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On water

past and present

 

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On the Move

fly by

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Heat wave

heat wave

 

For further images of this delightful afternoon, check out

Tall Ships on the Horizon

and

More Tall Ships on the Horizon.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy ūüôā

©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2014

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Shout Outs

Ohm Sweet Ohm

Paul van der Werff

Tanza-Longs

Memory Catcher

Six Degrees Photography

A Spring Roll

Weekly Photo Challenge: Spring!

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The horses were double-blanketed for most of this past brutal winter.

One of the first encouraging signs of spring was getting to turn our four-legged friends out into the paddocks naked.

Here’s a sequence I happened to capture¬†a couple of weeks ago while Bear and Dream were enjoying¬†some spring¬†sunshine.

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Bear enjoys a moment in basking in the warm sun. Meanwhile ...

“Oh, what a lovely afternoon¬†for basking in the sun,” muses Bear. “I wonder what Dream’s up to … “

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... a delightful spring roll. "Hmmm," muses Bear ...

“Hey, Bear! You gotta do this! Man, I forgot how good this feels!”

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... "Now it's my turn." Dream responds, "Have at it." ...

“Right then. Make way …”

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Right here will do nicely ...

“Oh yes, this is a good idea …”

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"Need help there, buddy?" asks Dream

“Need help there, buddy?” asks Dream.

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"No thanks, dude, I'm done."

“No thanks, dude, I’m done. That was awesome.”

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lkjl

“Great idea, Dream. Nothing quite like a¬†spring roll.”

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Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy ūüôā

¬©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2014

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Shout Outs

Please … don’t move!

Nuno Pratas Fotographia

Lonely Travelog

“On Dragonfly Wings With Buttercup Tea”

This, that and the other thing

 

TITANIC … Cobh Harbour, Ireland

Weekly Photo Challenge: Letters

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 Titanic

The memorial at Cobh Harbour, Ireland, the final port of call before Titanic set sail for New York City, is a blink-and-you-miss-it and almost nondescript moment.
Still, the titanic letters underscore a titanic miscalculation on a titanic voyage, and a titanic loss.

Titanic Plaque

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Thanks for visiting¬†…

Dorothy ūüôā

©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2014

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Shout Outs

Travel With Intent

The Gravel Ghost

Ivy_Mosquito | Love Is Free

Compass Photography

Perennial Pastimes

Bled Castle … Bled, Slovenia

Weekly Photo Challenge: On Top

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How lovely! This challenge allows me to expand upon my last post A Moment in Bled, Slovenia

On Top II

On a rocky precipice 130m above glacial Lake Bled sits Bled Castle ~ a mighty medieval stronghold.

On Top

The castle was first mentioned in a charter dating back to 1011 AD, and was referred to as castellum Veldes (the castle on the cliff). It was built with an upper and lower courtyard and is the oldest such structure in Slovenia.

View from on top

The reason for its location is obvious.

View from on top II

From atop the cliff you can keep a watch for the enemy, all while enjoying a cup of tea and taking in the glorious scenery.

Thanks for visiting,

Dorothy ūüôā

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©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2014

Shout Outs

 Vero Supertramp

Northumbrian Light

Photographs by James Collett

Travel Monkey

Santiago the Shepherd

 

 

 

 

 

Hiroshima Peace Memorial … Hiroshima, Japan

In our travels we’ve been fortunate to see many beautiful monuments.

Never have I been moved more, perhaps, than on our visit to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial which documents and commemorates the terrible events that occurred in Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

A tour of the detailed museum, a wander through the beautiful, peaceful gardens and a quiet moment spent by Atomic Dome was a sobering awakening to the cruelty and destruction war can bring to so many in such a short period of time.

I am not prone to political statements but I will say this … to coin a phrase, we need to be the peace we wish to see in the world if we are never to experience, or witness, a repeat of such a devastating event, or anything like unto it.

 

 

Peace be unto you …

Thank you for visiting,

Dorothy

©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2014

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Shout Outs

Thirdeyemom

Wind Against Current

Figments of a DuTchess

Kings Channel … Waterford, Ireland

Waterford

Kings Channel, River Suir, Waterford, Ireland

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Three years ago this spring we spent three lovely weeks visiting breathtaking Southern Ireland.

I long to return but in the meantime must satisfy myself with memories (and the captivating photography of two Irish bloggers I follow.)

We spent two nights at the idyllic and beautiful Waterford Castle which is situated on its own island in the middle of the River Suir.

The Path

Both days I walked along the bank of the river to get my early morning exercise and brought my camera along to capture the experience.

These images are of the King’s Channel running along the south bank of the island.

River Light

Thanks for visiting,

Dorothy ūüôā

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©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2014

For captivating images and stories of Ireland I recommend the following blogs:

Nigel Borrington

EdMooneyPhotography

Threshold to Achievement

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threshold

Standing on the threshold can mean a lot of different things. The threshold of a new career; new role in life; new home¬†… and on.

For my interpretation I have opted to show a sequence of images depicting the threshold to achievement. A specific task lies ahead and before one can move on the task must be completed.

These images were taken at the Spruce Meadows Masters, Calgary, Alberta, a few years ago, and show an equine athlete and his showjumping partner mid-course negotiating one of the more challenging obstacles ~ the Derby Bank.

Here goes …

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 On the threshold

At the top of the Derby Bank the brave pair prepare to cross the threshold …

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 On the threshold II

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¬†Boldly they go …

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On the threshold III

Touch down!

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On the threshold approach

But there’s more …

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Over the threshold

A picture perfect leap over the threshold and then on to complete the course.

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Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy ūüôā

©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2014

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Shout Outs

The Gravel Ghost

Exploratorius

Uncle Spike’s Adventures

The Streets of Barcelona

Weekly Photo Challenge: Street Life

When I read about this challenge my mind immediately drifted to perhaps one of the most photographable cities I’ve visited … Barcelona.

Herewith a few scenes of street life in one of my favourite cities.

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Barcelona Watchman

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Barcelona Love Story

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Barcelona Street

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Barcelona Souvenirs

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Barcelona Hound Dog

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Barcelona Gold

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Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy ūüôā

©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2o14

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Shout Outs

Thoughts from Finchley

Travel Words

@vannilla

Reflections of England

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

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Near Fishbourne, Isle of Wight

Near Fishbourne, Isle of Wight

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This reflection written during our visit to England last fall.

An Ode to England

A part of my heart

In England lies,

Upon the green hills

Under grey skies.

By acorns grown old,

In villages quaint,

By waters run cold,

By the church of a saint.

Embraced by a wood,

Entranced by a dale,

Enamored of history

Hearty and hail.

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Roman Baths, Bath, Somerset

Roman Baths, Bath, Somerset

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Near Skipton, Yorkshire

Near Skipton, Yorkshire

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The garden gate at Hilltop, home of Beatrix Potter, Windermere, Cumbria

The garden gate at Hilltop, home of Beatrix Potter, Windermere, Cumbria

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A swan upon the River Thames, Windsor, Berkshire

A swan upon the River Thames, Windsor, Berkshire

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy ūüôā

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©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2014

Shout Outs

Stuff and Nonsense

Wind Against Current

Eclectic Odds n Sods

The Other Pictures.

Isadora Art and Photography

Freddy’s Photo Project