Haibun: The Sound of Leaves

a blue and white whippet and a black whippet on a forest trail beside a squirrel sculpture

The second squirrel sculpture we see along the trail receives a thorough sniffing. This one is sitting up, gazing ahead in the distance. Perhaps he’s hoping too, his real-life cousins will return.

the sound of leaves
before they touch the soil
beneath the trees

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet and a black whippet in black jackets on a leaf-strewn forest trail

Wishing you all a beautiful Tuesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #113: Fallen Leaves

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fantasy

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Sound

Tanka: Calm Returning

Loch Migdale

two whippets in black jackets along the shore of Loch Migdale in autumn

autumn stirs
leaves rustle in the crowns
above the glen
the sun sees off the clouds
her warmth a calm returning

© Xenia Tran

Loch Migdale in autumn, soft ripples on the water

Wishing 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.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4 – 1/500 s – ISO 200 and f/4 – 1/200 s – ISO 200.

Sunday Stills: Calm

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #280: Valley & Peak

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Stir

Wordless Wednesday: A Gentle Climb

a black whippet and a blue and white whippet in black jackets climbing a forest trail in autumn
a blue and white whippet in a black jacket climbing a leaf-covered autumn trail through the woods

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/3.2 – 1/160 s – ISO 100 and f/3.2 – 1/320 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Slope

Tanka: Beaver Moon

two whippets in black jackets on a forest trail in autumn colours

yellow and gold
leaves begin to fall
like the first time
we see the sky together
the beaver moon through the trees

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet and a blue and white whippet in black jackets on an autumnal forest trail

Wishing you all a beautiful Tuesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran , edited in lr.

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

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #112: Beaver Moon

Sunday Stills: Yellow Leaves of Autumn

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Yellow

dVersePoets: Open Link Night – Thankfulness

Haiku: Across a Carpet of Leaves

a black whippet in a jacket tentatively greeting a giant squirrel sculpture

one universe
dogs nurture friendship
with squirrels too

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet in a black jacket touches a giant squirrel sculpture's nose with her nose

Wishing 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.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 -1/80 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/20 s – ISO 200.

Sunday Stills: Yellow Leaves of Autumn

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #279: Nature & Nurture

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Bravery

Haiku: Heron in the Wood

a whippet in a jacket beside a wooden heron sculpture in autumn woods

moon gazing
the heron changes colour
autumn woods

© Xenia Tran

a palette of browns, russets, greens and golds in autumn woods

Wishing you all a magical Thursday,

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 100, f/2.8 – 1/250 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/320 s – ISO 160.

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Deep

Word of the Day Prompt: Light

Wordless Wednesday: Sharing the Journey

two whippets in black coats walking down a forest trail in autumn colours
two whippets walking side by side down 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.

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

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday Stills: All About Pets