Wordless Wednesday: A Sense of Future Nostalgia

a blue and white whippet in a black jacket running on the beach with a ball
Victorian fisherman's cottages overlooking the beach and surf

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

CFFC: Future Nostalgic

Word of the Day Challenge: Sensation

Tanka: Follow the Dream

a blue and white whippet running along tidal sands with a ball

shimmering sand
a safe passage
reveals itself
where the burn flows out to sea
old dreams are still remembered

© Xenia Tran

a burn flowing out to sea by a fishing village with surfers

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.

Tanka Thursday: Shimmer

Carpe Diem #1855: Follow the Dream

Word of the Day Challenge: Flush

Wordless Wednesday: Paw Prints in the Sand

close up of whippet paw prints in wet tidal sand
a tidal burn flowing out to sea as the tide retreats

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Thank you Cee for honouring us with this post as a CFFC Featured Blogger!

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Wordless Wednesday

CFFC: Sand or Dirt

Puente Poetry: Soul to Soul

close up of a mature black whippet in a rain coat looking up

as rain gently falls I slip
on wet roots without falling
when the dogs’ faces turn
to look straight into my soul

~ our eyes meet in the same place ~

as a pact we once made
long before this life
to be there for each other
on this mountain trail, in the rain

© Xenia Tran

Loch Affric in the autumn rain

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a peaceful new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

PI Poetry Prompt: Soul

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #172: A Day of my Week

Tanka: Trees for Life

Glen Affric

a black whippet walking on a mountain trail by Loch Beinn a' Mheadhain

golden leaves
between future and past
a tranquil sea
where new forests grow
the tide is slowly turning

© Xenia Tran

Loch Beinn a' Mheadhain in autumn seen through gaps between pine and birch

It has been joy to return to this area that means so much to us and see the changing colours.

I have posted about conservation projects on this blog before and in August of this year we decided to get more actively involved and plant a grove with Trees for Life.

The Tranature Grove‘s trees are carefully planted in protected sites in the Scottish Highlands where they will create homes for wildlife and forests for the future.

You are more than welcome to add trees to the Tranature Grove to celebrate a milestone or special occasion or in someone’s memory. You may want to start your own grove here in the Highlands or support a conservation project near where you live.

Together we can all do our bit.

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: October Alphabet with Q or U in the Word

Dawn’s Festival of Leaves

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