Haiku: Damselfly

Cairngorms National Park


blue whippet in purple harness on forest trail


in the coolest shade
breathes the warmth of our faith
a blue damsel

© Xenia Tran


Lochan Mor with waterlily buds and trees full of green leaves

On our walk at Lochan Mor we saw our first damselfly of the year. She was a real beauty and we enjoyed watching her fly by. It is always a fine balance, having a camera and the desire to be non-intrusive with the wildlife that we see. I was happy to let a photographic opportunity slip by and be fully present in the moment. When I looked up, the blue colours from the sky reflected in the loch on the far side were the exact colours of the damselfly. I have posted photographs of this loch before with the water lilies in bloom and in Winter when it was frozen. As of today I have found a new favourite.

We wish 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/5.6, 1/100 s, ISO 500 and f/5, 1/160 s, ISO 100.


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