Quadrille: Autumn Spark




The forest seems asleep
deep under blankets of mist
enlisted by frost.

Entrusted with finding her spark
we embark on the search,
lurch for the higher ground
beyond the sun’s hiding place.

Faced with our gaze she wakes
and bathes the glen in amber.

© Xenia Tran





Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in windows photo editor.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: iA and Outdoor Action.


In response to dVerse Poets Pub Quadrille #19 Spark

Daily Prompt: Transformation

fpj photo challenge: Nature’s Beauty

Author: whippetwisdom

The stories, poems and photographs on this blog are the original creative work of Xenia Tran. Inspired by life in the Scottish Highlands and in awe of nature she gives voice to the wisdom of her two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl.

66 thoughts on “Quadrille: Autumn Spark”

    1. Thank you for your kind words. The colours were slow to appear this year and are getting more vibrant still. November will be here soon with the strong winds that take all the leaves with them.


  1. I love the opening lines and the sounds created in ‘mist enlisted by frost’ – I can hear it moistly glistening! I also love the idea of the sun hiding. But that final line just leaps out at me: ‘bathes the glen in amber’ – I want to be there!

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  2. I like that first photo, such a sharp image, and catches details in the shadows as well as light. I had the lumix fz28 until I fell off a rock on it. It was a great camera, and the fz38 seems to be in the same class.

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    1. Thank you Janice, we enjoy the spirit of a quest when we are walking and hiking. Every day it looks different and the light or absence of light guides us to new discoveries. Thank you for visiting and we wish you a wonderful day :o)

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