Colle Sereno

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

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Colle Sereno

On a serene hill near Iano in Tuscany sits a beautiful villa with views for miles around.

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Colle Sereno II

In the early morning gentle mists shroud the valleys as light bursts upon the hills.

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Colle Sereno III

And in the evening, the sun descends beyond a serene Tuscan silhouette bringing the day to rest.

It’s been six months since our stay at beautiful Colle Sereno.

I could use a little serenity … now. 😉

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015

Toward the Light

Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

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Meditation 2

Yesterday afternoon, following a treatment of shockwave therapy to Bear’s recently injured right hind lateral suspensory ligament (in human terms a badly sprained ankle), I found him standing quietly facing the back of his stall. The light from the window reflected so perfectly on his noble face, and the shadowing was so beautifully dramatic, that I grabbed my Nikon D70, which I’ll be using a lot over the next four months while I document his recovery, and captured this moment of serenity. I did so carefully so as not to disturb his quiet reverie.

The vet diagnosed his injury by ultrasound earlier this week and, needless to say, it’s taken a few days for me to find my equilibrium after such terrible news. This is serious requiring 24/7 stall rest, twice-daily hand walking and daily bandaging. I want to give him every opportunity to fully recover so will do everything I can to help make him comfortable and keep him amused. Fortunately he is in the care of a knowledgeable and enlightened horse woman, so I know he will be getting the best of care. This makes all the difference to my peace of mind on the matter.

So, for the winter months Bear and I are truly dormant.

Still, this quietude gives us lots of time to contemplate the next leg of our journey, and as long as we keep looking toward the light this shadow we are living under cannot last forever.

Thanks for visiting,

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015

Sh’Borkie

Weekly Photo Challenge: New

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Rusty

There’s all kind of experimentation in the dog breeding world, and while I am not a big fan of this practice I will say that I am partial to this little guy.

Rusty is a Shitzu/Bichon/Yorkie, or a Sh’borkie.

This cutie pie was new to my brother two and a half years ago and gave him a whole new lease on life, for which I’ll always be grateful.

Thanks for visiting,

Dorothy

©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015