Haiku: Seasons Turning

Cairngorms National Park

a blue and white whippet running between heather and pine

a few steps
between heather and gold
seasons turning

© Xenia Tran

blooming heather in the foreground beside a pine forest

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 – 1/640 s – ISO 160, f/2.8 – 1/500 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/640 s – ISO 160.

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fall

Twiglet #142: with few steps

Your Daily Word Prompt: Sincere

Haiku: True Spirit

Cairngorms National Park

a blue and white whippet running along a narrow forest trail

ancestral instincts
sailing through heather
the wolf and I

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet running along a narrow forest trail into a clearing

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 – 1/160 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/200 s – ISO 100.

Twiglet #141: Questionable Ancestry

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Bush

Your Daily Word Prompt: Poignant

Haiku: Bless the Water

Lochan Mor

a black whippet climbing back on the loch shore beside the trees

the loch
between showers
floating cloud

© Xenia Tran

a mallard duck flapping her wings in the centre of Lochan Mor

We’re delighted that this haiku is featured in Haiku Dialogue: Poet’s Choice, suchness, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 28 August 2019. A very big thank you to Craig Kittner for putting this edition together.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/3.5 – 1/800 s – ISO 200, f/4 – 1/400 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 160.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #101: Autumn Rain (aki no ame)

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #60: Framing the Shot

Your Daily Word Prompt: Exquisite

Haibun: In Praise of Trees

Cairngorms National Park

two whippets on a forest trail with pine trees and blooming heather

‘I’ve lived here fifteen years and never saw this trail before.’ We smile. It’s easy to miss when you’re not looking. We’re grateful we discovered it. Guided by a magician’s flute, a song of butterflies.

tranquility
inside a bell chimes
in praise of trees

© Xenia Tran

Cairngorms National Park pine trees and heather in bloom

Wishing you all a blissful 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, f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/100 s – ISO 100.

Sunday Stills: The People’s National Parks

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #268: Gratitude & Harmony

dVerse Poets Quadrille: … and the Most Beautiful Words Are …

Haiku: Songs in the Grass

Cairngorms National Park

a black whippet sniffing the grass beside a forest trail

the stillness of trees
the wind picks up where she left
a blackbird singing

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet looking up at the tree with a black whippet sniffing the forest trail

We’re delighted that this haiku is featured in Haiku Dialogue: Poet’s Choice 5-7-5, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 14 August 2019. A very big thank you to Craig Kittner for putting this edition together.

Wishing you all a beautiful Thursday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Grass

Wordless Wednesday: Back Among Trees

Cairngorms National Park

a black whippet sniffing the grass between pine trees
two whippets on a forest trail between douglas fir and pine trees

It’s lovely to be walking among the soothing smells of pine trees again and enjoy the bliss of forest bathing.

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/3.5 – 1/200 s – ISO 100, f/3.5 – 1/320 s – ISO 100 and f/3.5 – 1/250 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Trees

Word of the Day Challenge: Wellbeing

Haiku: Summer Heat

a smiling blue and white whippet walking between heather on the hillside

forest trail
a ribbon of breeze and shade
for summer’s heat

© Xenia Tran

two whippets climbing a forest trail side by side

Wishing you all a wonderful Tuesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #95: Smoldering Hot (moyuru)

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Passage