Flower Power

Vibrant

Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant

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Every living thing carries a vibration.

The higher the vibration, the more power it has to lift our spirits and provide feelings of happiness.

Flowers have such a power. We give flowers to lift the spirits of another, or to convey our affection. Their vibrant colour and fragrance (for those that have one) evoke feelings of well being and memories past.

When I consider these dahlias I recall precious moments spent in my grandmother’s fragrant garden filled with such flowers. Happy memories. Good vibrations.

Flower power.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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 ©Dorothy Chiotti … All Rights Reserved 2016

Extraordinary Light

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Extra)ordinary

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Extraordinary Light

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We have had the most spectacular autumn. The fall colours have been almost iridescent under the canopy of blue sky and brilliant sunshine that has been, for the most part, our weather experience.

The past couple of days have marked a sharp turn in our meteorological fortunes and some areas of Ontario have been under snowfall warnings. Yesterday a dramatic cloud front passed by our farm which, between the fall colours, filtered sun, dark clouds, distant precipitation and partial double rainbow produced the most extraordinary light.

Is there anything more extraordinary than the moods of Mother Nature?

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

©Dorothy Chiotti … All Rights Reserved 2015

Solitude at Santa Croce

Cloister

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As travel companions go I’m pretty easy going. As long as I have comfortable lodgings and the food is good I’m game for some adventure.

During our visit to Italy last summer I was still recovering from adrenal fatigue, so adventure for me was pretty much contained to being creative with my photography.

My husband is used to me falling behind while we’re exploring. Something ~ a colour, an object, an idea, a vision, you name it ~ will have caught my imagination and I need to play it out.

One thing I love to create are moments like this ~ a mood of solitude and mystery in a place of great beauty. Fortunately my husband is a willing subject and, as you can imagine, Italy offered a wealth of beautiful locations. This image captured in the atmospheric cloisters of Santa Croce in Firenze.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015

Day’s End

Light

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Mother Earth

Blanketed in warm embrace

Of setting sun.

Another day is done.

Father Moon

Singing silent lullaby;

A chorus of emerging stars

Twinkling their

“Good night …”

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Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015