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 

Maui Sunset

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

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Maui Sunset

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It’s snowing and -11C (-17C wind chill) after a week of -30C. Practically balmy out there, I suppose. Still, the winter chill is so embedded in our damp southern Ontario climate right now it goes straight through you.

With Bear in convalescence and me his chief nurse I don’t really have the luxury of going anywhere warm for an extended period of time. So I’ll resign myself to basking in the captured glow of the setting Maui sun and the warm memories that brings.

Spring is only four weeks away.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015

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

Favourite Images … 2014

 

The year 2014 was a year of ups and downs and highs and lows, but all in all I’d say it was a good year for me.

I have a lot for which to be grateful and I’m mindful of this every day.

Herewith a review of some of my favourite images posted to this blog last year.

A reminder to me of the beauty there is to be enjoyed in our amazing world.

Enjoy and Happy New Year!!

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Salisbury Juxtaposition

Salisbury Cathedral
Taken from Old Sarum, Wiltshire

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Swans

Swans
The Thames at Windsor, Berkshire

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Which way?

Snowed In
Mount Albert, Ontario

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Winter

 Snow Day
King Township, Ontario

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Isle of Wight

Sunset
Isle of Wight

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Abbey

Abbey ~ the most beautiful girlie in the world … to me.

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Man on Snow Hill

On Snow Hill
Windsor Great Park

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Between

Burning sky
Firenze

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Tuscan Sunrise

Morning Mist
Near Iano, Tuscany

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Leaving Pitti

Exiting the Pitti Palace
Firenze

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Radiant

Sunset
Near Iano, Tuscany

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Grand Canal

Classic Venizia

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Muzzle

The softest nose

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The Master Arrives

The Riding Master

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Walking the Dog

Walking the dog
Venizia

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Concert Master

The Maestro
Firenze

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Chillin'

Shakespeare

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What light?

Dawn
Near Iano, Tuscany

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Descent

The rainbow
Niagara Falls, Ontario

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When I'm tired. I rest. Growing up is hard work and such an adventure. ... Aren't I cute?

Spirit Dancer born August 2014
Symbolic of a new lease on life as we enter the new year.

Wishing you much peace, joy, abundance and happiness in 2015.

Thanks for visiting,

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015

Dialogue with a Vista

Weekly Photo Challenge: Dialogue

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America Bay II

America Bay in New South Wales, Australia, is the picture of tranquility and a short trek in, through snake-infested bush, from the road.

“One of the most poisonous snakes in the world lives in this area,” our newest family member, an elephant trainer who happened to have worked with snakes in the past, said to us in his thick Aussie accent. “But, they shouldn’t bother us.”

Comforting, indeed. So, we walked the mile or so in, keeping watch for things we didn’t want to see and finally arrived upon this incredible vista.

So mesmerized by its beauty, were we, that we spoke only in whispers so as not to disturb the ambient peace.

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America Bay

Within minutes we each began our own dialogue with the land, perched on a massive rock outcrop while absorbing the beautiful view.

It was one of the most magical moments of our trip to Australia two years ago.

And then, of course, we had to walk back through the snake-infested bush to get to the road.

We saw one snake dart into the shrubs … and lived to tell the tale. 😉

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy

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©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2014