Haibun: Wandering Dreams

a black whippet in a black jacket zooming down a forest trail

Winding through fading flowers and ferns, the grass-covered trail feels soft underfoot. Our faces are tingling with water drops, the scent of spruce steeped in rain. Pearl is walking beside us, when Eivor returns.

tail high
he flows through the forest
of wandering dreams

© Xenia Tran

autumn leaves, golden spruce and green pine

Wishing you all a magical Tuesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/250 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/320 s – ISO 100.

Carpe Diem #1773: A Field of Dried Grass (Basho)

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Steep

Your Daily Word Prompt: Aspect

Tanka: Friendly Circles

two whippets on a forest trail beneath a pine tree

with a friendly bow
a crow swings around his tree
so many circles
deepening our awareness
this marvellous trail

© Xenia Tran

two whippets exploring the grounds on a coastal forest trail

Wishing you all a very happy Thursday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/500 s – ISO 100.

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

Carpe Diem #1768: Crows

Your Daily Word Prompt: Copious

Haiku: Little Creatures

two whippets pausing between trees in a forest

around our feet
there’s so much life
in fallen branches

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet sniffing the tip of a fallen branch on the forest floor

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 – 1/80 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/125 s – ISO 100.

Carpe Diem #1763: Little Creatures … free styling

Your Daily Word Prompt: Leftovers

Tanka: A New Dawn

two whippets sniffing the seaweed on the beach

time turns
all that remains
between us
these ancient roads we walk
the strength of love eternal

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet striding out along the beach

Wishing you all a very happy Thursday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #105: Turn Back Time

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday: Strength

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Dawn

Haiku: Autumn Buzz

Cairngorms National Park

close up head shot of two whippets with ears on full alert

growing stronger
the sweet hum of hoverfly
in the woods

© Xenia Tran

a view of Loch Morlich and the Cairngorm mountains beyond from the woods

Wishing you all a very happy 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 160, f/2.8 – 1/100 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/500 s – ISO 160.

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #273: Forest & Whisper

Carpe Diem #1756: Fly

Haiku: Hazy Blue

close up head shot of a black whippet on the beach

enlightenment
the hazy blue mountains
our loving guide

© Xenia Tran

seaweed stones on tidal sands, blue mountains across the water

Wishing you all a very happy Tuesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/2.8 – 1/500 s – ISO 160 and f/5 – 1/640 s – ISO 100.

Carpe Diem #1746: Shikoku Island … The Path of Enlightenment

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fuzzy

Your Daily Word Prompt: Fundamental

Tanka: Late Summer Mountain

portrait shot of a smiling black whippet on a mountain trail

footsteps
full of devotion
side by side
heather and flowers bloom
in late summer mountains

© Xenia Tran

portrait of a smiling blue and white whippet beside flowering heather

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 – 1/200 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/160 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/640 s – ISO 100.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #61: Precious Pets

Carpe Diem #1737: Introduction to a Month Full of Devotion – Adam’s Peak

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Marvel