It feels colder today and we wrap up warm for our walk to Lochan Uaine. The forest smells fresh after the rain and the few lone walkers we meet smile and nod at our companions. No one speaks. No one wants to interrupt the messages from the wind, the call of the falcon. A silver haired hiker bends down to stroke me behind my ears. I place my paw on his knee and look deep into his eyes. They well up with tears and I send love from my heart to his. He strokes me again and plants a kiss on top of my head. He and our companion look at each other and understand. With a smile and a wave he walks on to An Sidhean.
roots of the pines
reach out and connect
love flows freely
© Xenia Tran
Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA.
With love to you all,
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