Shedding Light on the Family Tree: The Memories of Flowers

The 11th in a series of posts about my family tree.Inspired by Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Prompt: Flowers My first true memory of flowers stems from when I was six years old. It was 1968. My younger brother, James, and I lived with granny Alice (Gordon) McDonall in Westlock, Alberta for … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: The Memories of Flowers

Shedding Light on the Family Tree: The Gordons have Landed

The seventh in a series of posts about my family tree.Inspired by Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Prompt: Landed Throughout the centuries populations have migrated between countries and regions in search of something new. Whether escaping oppression or simply making a fresh start, they shore up their courage and throw caution to the … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: The Gordons have Landed

Shedding Light on the Family Tree: What’s in a Photo?

The third in a series of posts about my family tree.Inspired by Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Prompt: Favourite Photo Naming favourites is a challenge for me. As a photographer, choosing any one of my creations over another is difficult for each tells its own story. I favour different images for different … More Shedding Light on the Family Tree: What’s in a Photo?

Lest We Forget: Sacrifice and the Ultimate Price

Another November 11; another Remembrance Day and sometimes I wonder if we’ve dropped the ball. I certainly hope not. Am re-sharing this post from a year ago as a remembrance of the young man my maternal grandmother’s family sacrificed for the cause of responsible freedom and democracy. Lest we forget … ~*~ When I was … More Lest We Forget: Sacrifice and the Ultimate Price

Sunday Serenity

~*~ To dwell in shadowed thoughts of dark unknowing? Or, embrace the light my deepest truth reveals? Two interesting and, perhaps, defining questions. I choose light. Have a beautiful day … Dorothy ~*~ ©Dorothy E. Chiotti … All Rights Reserved 2020 Aimwell CreativeWorks

A Lesson in Thrival

~*~ This past year has been a lesson in thrival. Yes, I have just invented a word. From survive and survival we go to thrive and “thrival.” You’re welcome. This time last year instead of setting new year’s resolutions as I would normally, I set the intention to thrive. 2019 was going to be the … More A Lesson in Thrival

Mirror

And if the view’s not to your taste … Don’t blame the mirror. ~*~ Image: Dock relic in large pond … Tylney Hall, Hook, Hampshire, England ~*~ ©Dorothy E. Chiotti … All Rights Reserved 2019 Aimwell CreativeWorks            

Fallow

  ~*~ Fallow soil, Hallowed ground. Nothing grows here ~ Not yet. The seed planted Rests peacefully Within a fertile Bed covered by Hope; fed with Dreams. Awaiting the Moment To rise; to greet The sun. Its day will Come. In the meantime, Fallow. ~*~ Sometimes there is absolutely nothing to be done to create … More Fallow