Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

 

Blue whippet running along Lochan Mor

 

We are blessed with a quiet moment at Lochan Mor at the height of Summer. Tourists are flooding the National Park and it is lovely to see so many families bring their children to enjoy the outdoors. With so many hidden gems the Park is big enough to find some stillness too.

 

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The water lilies in the loch breathe sweetly among reflections from cloud and sky. Trees link arms of love in peaceful circles.

 

Black whippet running along the loch shore

 

So much beauty here in air so pure. It fills my heart with joy.

 

with hearts of gold
white flowers hold the light
of sun and moon

© Xenia Tran

 

water lilies at Lochan Mor

 

We are taking a short break from blogging after today to enjoy the joys of Summer while the days are still long.

I will swing by to read when we have access to wifi and we will be back again by the end of next week.

We wish you all a very happy weekend and look forward to seeing you all again real soon.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: iA, 1/200 s and Action, 1/800 s.

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

Daily Prompt: Hidden

 

Wordless Wednesday: In The Forest

 

blue whippet on a forest trail

 

blue whippet running on a forest trail

 

two whippets on a forest trail

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: Action, 1/600s, 1/800 s and 1/400 s.

 

Dutch Goes The Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Woods

Wordless Wednesday

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Textures

 

Tanka: Summer Cooling

 

black whippet running through a tidal burn

 

a warm day ends
in a breeze of play
from helpful clouds
a welcome coolness
echoes in the waves

© Xenia Tran

 

blue whippet running with a ball through a tidal burn

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: Action, 1/800 s.

 

Carpe Diem #1225 – Cool, Cool Evening, Cool Wind (Suzushi, Ryofu)

Daily Prompt: Traditional

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Satisfaction

 

Haibun: Beyond The Gate

 

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An icy fog hugs the mountain behind a chilling wind. Winter sleeps here without her snows. We descend into the glen where Summer lives. Beyond the gate a forest welcomes us with open arms. The green is vibrant and full of bird song. It feels good to breathe in soothing smells and walk the sheltered path ahead. It feels good to be back in the warm, even though the hills are calling.

so much beauty here
leaves turn towards the light
my heart follows

© Xenia Tran

 

blue whippet walking in forest

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA, 1/400 s.

 

Daily Prompt: Gate

Suzanne’s On The Road Prompt: Following The Heart

Dutch Goes The Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Woods

dVerse Poets Open Link Night #200

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

 

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I see you through the window, landing on our neighbour’s roof. There is still a bit of down from when you were born with eyes wide open. I wish you a long and happy life my friend. Your parents will be back soon with some fish. Very soon, your muscles will be strong enough for you to spread those wings and find your own place by the sea.

first feathers
reach towards the blue sky
spirit calling

© Xenia Tran

 

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With love,
Eivor xxx

 

It is unusual for me take photographs of seagull chicks, as I do no want to cause them or their parents any alarm. It is also unusual for me to take photographs through our window. On this occasion it seemed a great opportunity to capture images of our feathered neighbours without disturbing them. Eivor had watched me watch the chick with great interest and asked to go out to have a look from our garden. He has seen many seagulls nest on the roofs around us. He seems as much in awe as I am, about how fast they learn and grow.

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA, 1/400 s.

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Unusual

dVerse Poets Tuesday Poetics: Looking Out, Looking In

 

Tanka: Heart Window

 

blue whippet on the beach in Summer sun

 

driftwood rests
deeper and deeper in sand
reflecting
how the sun always shines
through the window of your heart

© Xenia Tran

 

blue whippet smiling on the beach in Summer sun

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Setting: Action, 1/400 s.

 

Daily Prompt: Soil

Carpe Diem #1222 – Beach

 

Quadrille: Ancestral Flame

 

black whippet standing on the beach

 

summer me
a new day
with rays of love

breeze me
a new sea
with waves
of white horses

I follow my heart
leap forward
into a zone

where ancestors
have flown
so fast

their light
still flickers
inside

my soul
enjoying
the ride

© Xenia Tran

 

black whippet leaping forward on the beach

With love from Eivor xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: Action, 1/200 s and 1/800 s.

 

Daily Prompt: Savor

dVerse Poets Happy 6th Anniversary & Quadrille #36