Monochrome Madness 2-25


Rose ~*~

These roses are not black and white.

I created a filter to be able see them differently.

Now they are more than roses. They are …

… veined petals kissed by light

… shadowed layers revealing hidden depths

… swirls of precious energy bound into beautiful blooms of life.

We view life through the filter we create based on our experiences ~ both good and bad.

Just because the filter is there does not mean it can’t be changed.

Such limitations we put on ourselves when we refuse to see life in a broader spectrum.

Opening our eyes to new possibilities opens our heart to new understanding.

Changing the filter once in a while allows room for us to be amazed.


Thanks for visiting …


©Dorothy Chiotti 2015

A Gift of Roses

A Gift of Roses

There’s nothing quite like a bouquet of roses to cheer a girl up.

Yesterday was a rather unpleasant one for me.

Occasionally adrenal fatigue, something I’ve been dealing with for more than two years now, creeps up and hijacks my day like nothing else.

Yesterday was one of those days.

Certain emotional and hormonal stresses seem to trigger it.

I endeavour to be philosophical about it while I continue to seek professional help.

In the process I’m learning to take better care of myself.

And I’ve learned to live in the moment; to listen to every message my body sends telling me to pay attention.

But I guess, in spite of my best efforts to buffer my social commitments with appropriate down time, I over did it this Thanksgiving weekend, because yesterday my body shutdown and, in no uncertain terms (and certainly not pleasant ones), told me to rest.

Re-runs of Downtown Abbey on the DVD became the soundtrack of my day.  I’ve watched it so many times it requires no effort on my part to enjoy it.

So, today, feeling somewhat more my regular self, I selected a bouquet of roses from my recent photo archive (aren’t they divine?) to remind me that beauty abounds, even when we’re not feeling so good.

We just need to open our eyes … and stop to smell the roses. 😉

These roses served as part of the Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society Coronation Arch 2013  ~ an art installation celebrating Her Majesty the Queen’s coronation.

I love roses!

There … I feel better already.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy 🙂


©Dorothy Chiotti, Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013