Haiku: Festive Forest

 

close up shot of a black whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket on a forest trail, smiling at the camera

 

frozen ferns
the scent of spruce and pine
festive forest

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in winter jackets on a frost-covered forest trail

 

 

close up shot of frost crystals on ferns and grass

We’re having a short blogging break to spend the holidays with friends and family, and will be back here next Thursday.

Wishing you all a magical festive season from the wintry Highlands,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/125 s, ISO 125, f/2.8, 1/160 s, ISO 100 and f/3.2, 1/125 s, ISO 100.

 

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Tanka: Creating Memories

 

blue whippet in a purple harness standing alert in the grass beside a woodland trail

 

exploring
one path after another
the wolf within
mindful of the living trees
the fallen resting in grass

© Xenia Tran

 

blue whippet in a purple harness walking down a woodland trail

 

blue whippet in a purple harness walking down a woodland trail

The fallen trees are left here and provide a home for micro-organisms and the rare aspen hoverfly.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Wildflower Journey

 

two whippets on a forest trail with wildflowers

 

a blue whippet and a black whippet on a forest trail with wildflowers

 

two whippets on a forest trail with wildflowers

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/640 s, ISO 100.

 

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Haibun: Dragonfly Wood

Achany Forest

 

wooden sculpture of a dragonfly in Achany Forest

 

On this warm day we reach for cool among aspen, pine and beech – their new leaves unstitched in a season of moving. It is an easy switch from beach to forest, from play to sniffs.

artist trail
sculpted by nature, by hand
a dragonfly

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet on a forest trail in Achany Forest

We wish you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/2.8, 1/250 s, ISO 100 and f/3.4, 1/250 s, ISO 250.

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Above the River

Achany Glen

 

the river Shin flowing through Achany Forest

blue whippet in purple harness walking on forest trail above the river

 

views of the river Shin and mountains beyond from a hill in Achany Forest

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/5.6, 1/400 s, ISO 160, f/2.8, 1/1000 s, ISO 100 and f/5, 1/500 s, ISO 200.

 

 

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