Haiku: Autumn Sun

Glen Affric

a blue and white whippet walking down stone steps on a mountain trail

mountain steps
in all our wanderings
autumn sun

© Xenia Tran

Glen Affric in autumn, looking west

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

CMMC: Pick a Topic from my Photo (Autumn Leaves, Green, Purple)

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Euphoria

Wordless Wednesday: Twists and Turns

a black whippet in a raincoat sniffing the heather beside a loch
raindrops on rowan berries in the forest

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

CFFC: Twisted or Squiggly

Puente Poetry: Voices in the Rain

Loch Beinn a’ Mheadhain

a black whippet in a raincoat looking alert among scattered autumn leaves in the forest

All the songs are living ghosts and long for a living voice.
Brendan Kennelly (17.04.1936 – 17.10.2021)

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... high in the rafters I hear the bell of her laughter, silvered and beautiful.
Máire Mhac an tSaoi (04.04.1922 – 16.10.2021)

a blue and white whippet in a raincoat on a hilly forest trail

rain falls in golden leaves, in the dark,
deep water of Loch Beinn a’ Mheadhain
the colours of pine, birch and fir are reflected

~ in the beginnings of new-found peace ~

a voice tells us the rain will stop when
we climb the steep hill while the sky clears
to hear poets and spirits mingle

© Xenia Tran

Loch Beinn a' Mheadhain in autumn

Though we live in a world that dreams of ending
that always seems about to give in
something that will not acknowledge conclusion
insists that we forever begin.

Brendan Kennelly

We were very sad to hear of the passing of Irish poets Máire Mhac an tSaoi and Brendan Kennelly over the weekend and our thoughts and prayers are with their family, friends, colleagues and students at this difficult time.

Both leave behind a rich body of work and their gift to the world is treasured by many.

Wishing you all a blessed Monday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

PI Prompt: Voice

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in October 2021 (Transcoloured)

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Hillside

Haiku: Pilgrim’s Way

Loch Beinn a’ Mheadhain

a blue and white whippet climbing stone steps to a mountain view point

pilgrim’s way
a glimpse of light to see
what we pray for

© Xenia Tran

view over Loch Beinn a' Mheadhain in autumn

Wishing you all a blessed Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Current

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word October 2021 (Sky High, Sanctuary)

Wordless Wednesday: Dappled Gold and Green

two whippets on a forest trail in dappled autumn light
a black and white whippet looking back on a forest trail in autumn

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

CMMC October Color: Oranges and/or Light Green

Haiku: One Breath

a wooden bridge over a stream in the forest

autumn leaf
this life and the next
one breath

© Xenia Tran

two whippets approaching a wooden bridge over a stream in a forest
a golden fern lit up by the low sun in the forest

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #168: Seen Better Days

Carpe Diem #1850: Dried Grass

Tanka: Peace Within

two whippets walking side by side on a forest trail

peace within
the hymn of each waterfall
in the forest
we wish you the same soothing
that nature brings us here

© Xenia Tran

a waterfall in full spate flowing through the forest

Thank you for all your good wishes before we went on our blogging break and we hope you all had a good week too.

This poem is for Kristjaan (Chèvrefeuille) at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and all those in need of peace within.

Wishing you a happy Monday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Carpe Diem #1849: Peace Within

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Splendour

Tanka: Magic Mountain

two whippets in jackets at a fork on the mountain trail

steep trails
my right shoe leans
against the left
there is another world
behind the smiling fairy

© Xenia Tran

a smiling fairy stone resting on lichen and moss

Wishing you all a blessed Thursday and a wonderful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/200 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/160 s – ISO 100 and f/3.2 – 1/125 s – ISO 100.

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word 2020-4 (Accessible, Craggy & Hallucinogenic)

Tanka Thursday: Lean

Twiglet #205: My Right Shoe

Your Daily Word Prompt: Ally

Wordless Wednesday: Peaceful Puddles

two whippets in jackets on an autumnal forest trail
a whippet in a jacket bending down to drink from a large puddle

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/80 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/125 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/60 s – ISO 200.

Wordless Wednesday

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #53

Your Daily Word Prompt: Peace

Tanka: Thank you to the Forest

two whippets in black jackets on a forest trail

immersed
in earth smells and warm light
autumn forest
we are grateful for your welcome
the love that wraps around

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in jackets sniffing the forest trail together

Wishing all of you a wonderful Thursday and those of you who celebrate a Happy Thanksgiving, and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: 4/4 – 1/60 s – ISO 400, f/5.6 – 1/250 s – ISO 800 and f/5 – 1/60 s – ISO 400.

Nurturing Thursday: Gratitude and Thanksgiving

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Words that Contain ‘r’ and ‘s’