Wordless Wednesday: Dreamy Mountain

Cairngorms National Park

 

a blue whippet and a black whippet in black winter jackets on a mountain trail with views of Loch Morlich

 

a black whippet looking over his shoulder on a mountain trail and a blue whippet sniffing the heather

 

View over Loch Morlich with all the snow gone

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/3.2 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100, f/3.2 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100 and f/5 – 1/800 s – ISO 160.

 

Wordless Wednesday

The Snow Melts Somewhere Friendly Friday: Dreamy

 

Tanka: The Hawk’s Eye

 

a blue whippet in a maroon winter jacket and grey thermals beside a bush on the loch shore

 

frozen puddles
winds flock in the sky
the hawk’s eye
oh to see so many worlds
weaving through the trees

© Xenia Tran

 

view from the east over Loch Morlich with frozen pools on the beach

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/800 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 160.

 

Carpe Diem #1595: Hawk (taka)

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Camouflage

 

Wordless Wednesday: A Wander by the Loch

Cairngorms National Park

 

a black whippet in a winter jacket and thermals running onto the lochside beach from the forest

 

a blue whippet in a maroon winter jacket and thermals sniffing an evergreen shrub on the loch shore.

 

two whippets in maroon winter jackets and thermals on the beach by Loch Morlich

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, f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Wanderlust

 

Haiku: For Rachel

 

close up portrait of a mature black whippet in a winter jacket

 

morning sun
stroking its warmth
through the old dog’s fur

© Rachel Sutcliffe (1977-2019)

so little time
before your winter
this early silence

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet in a maroon winter jacket striding out along the loch shore

 

lost in the valley
listening for the river
to guide us home

© Rachel Sutcliffe (1977-2019)

water ripples
your courage touched
the hearts of many

© Xenia Tran

 

waves from the loch rippling towards the shore where the burn flows

 

journey home
angels carry you
into peace

© Xenia Tran

 

We were very sad to learn of fellow poet and blogger Rachel Sutcliffe‘s passing last Thursday after a long battle with illness. Writing has been a therapeutic outlet for her and she was an inspiration to many, including myself.

Frank J Tassone on his Haijin in Action Blog invites us to select our favourite haikai by Rachel and write a haiku that honours her spirit as a tribute. I chose ‘morning sun’ (Heron’s Nest XVI:3, September 2014) and ‘lost in the valley’ (A Hundred Gourds 4:1, December 2014).

Our thoughts are with Rachel’s family and friends at this difficult time.

 

Wishing you a peaceful and blessed week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/800 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 -1/1000 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/250 s – ISO 160.

 

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #70: Rachel Sutcliffe Tribute

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Note

 

Haiku: A New Bridge

 

 

a blue whippet in a maroon winter jacket standing behind a signpost beside a wooden bridge across the burn, looking to her left

 

a new bridge
immersed in nature
water’s music

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket pausing behind a signpost beside a flowing stream

 

two whippets in maroon and grey winter jackets waiting behind a signpost beside a flowing stream

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2, 1/250 s, ISO 200, f/2.8, 1/125 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/160 s, ISO 100.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Anticipation

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Bridge

 

Haiku: One Last Wave

Lochan Mor

 

a blue whippet in a purple harness walking on a forest trail in autumn colours

 

remembering
the last wave of lily pads
towards home

© Xenia Tran

 

Lochan Mor in autumn colours with fading reeds and lily pads

You can see the water lilies in bloom in our earlier post ‘Swimming‘ on our sister blog.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/250 s, ISO 100 and f/3.2, 1/200 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

 

Tanka: Autumn’s Voice

 

black whippet in a black harness and celtic collar striding along the loch shore

 

below the bridge
a waterfall, reflecting
autumn’s voice
a mild day in November
cradled in the breeze

© Xenia Tran

 

Loch an Eilein in autumn colours, water flowing in a small waterfall towards the burn

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 and f/3.5, 1/1250 s, ISO 160.

 

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