Tanka: Moonlight Lingers

 

waterfall flowing over rocks, a face appears in the tumbling flow

 

winter moon
reflected in waterfalls
her spirit
familiar and soothing
beyond her sweep of sky

© Xenia Tran

 

action shot of a blue whippet in a winter jacket running over a brow towards the camera, followed by a black whippet

 

action shot of a blue whippet in a winter jacket running up a hill towards the camera, followed by a black whippet

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5, 1/30 s, ISO 200 and f/3.5, 1/100 s, ISO 200.

 

Carpe Diem #1580: Moonlight

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: The Great Outdoors

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Partner

 

Haiku: Winter Dawn

 

two whippets in winter jackets on a forest trail, one sniffing the ground

 

among the gold
fresh grass grows
winter dawn

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet in a maroon winter jacket bending down on a forest trail to sniff some fresh grass

 

two whippets in maroon winter jackets bending down side by side to sniff the grass on a forest trail

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2, 1/25 s, ISO 200 and f/3.5, 1/20 s, ISO 200.

 

Carpe Diem #1576: Dawn

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Gentle

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pairs

 

Haibun: Two Ravens

 

a black whippet in a maroon winter jacket on a forest trail

 

Our Winter is still relatively mild. The roads are open, snow gates are hooked to the side. This means we can travel. We can travel back to the forests we fell in love with this Summer. The forests that brought us coolness and shade now bring us shelter from the wind. We hear a slight movement in the trees, catch the glimmer in a shimmering eye. Wrapped in mist between the trees it feels like coming home again.

into the woods
with light on their wings
two ravens

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet in a maroon winter jacket pausing on a forest trail

 

a black whippet in a maroon winter jacket pausing on a forest trail

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: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5, 1/80 s, ISO 200, f/3.5, 1/30 s, ISO 200 and f/3.5, 1/25 s, ISO 200.

 

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #68: First Raven

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #27: My Travels

dVerse Poets: Open Link Night #235

 

We are delighted that you can now download ‘Sharing Our Horizon’ from Apple Books too.

 

Tanka: Treasures

 

a blue whippet in a black winter jacket beside a large pine and a fallen tree

 

exploring
the wolf within
remembers
treasures of the forest
a winter in the wild

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in black winter jackets in the forest

 

a blue whippet in a black winter jacket sniffing the ground beneath ancient pine

We wish you all a very blessed and happy New Year!

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 125 and f/2.8, 1/60 s, ISO 125.

 

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #234: Seek & Find

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Floor

 

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

 

Tanka: Tranquility

 

two whippets in winter jackets on a forest trail

 

light passes
through the trees anew
this young December
venus and the waning moon
soothe us into peace

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in winter jackets on a forest trail with leafless birch

 

a black whippet in a winter jacket pauses on a forest trail to look up between the trees

We wish you all a very tranquil Tuesday!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5, 1/80 s, ISO 200, f/3.5, 1/60 s, ISO 250 and f/3.5, 1/80 s, ISO 250.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Tranquil

 

Haiku: Faint Light from the Sea

 

blue whippet in winter jacket walking towards the camera on forest trail

 

walking here
the faint light from the sea
autumn gold

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in winter jackets on a forest trail with pine trees and golden birch

 

a birch tree with yellow and golden leaves among faded heather and pine trees

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: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2, 1/125 s, ISO 125, f/3.2, 1/80 s, ISO 100 and f/3.2, 1/60 s, ISO 125.

 

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Carpe Diem’s Leafless Tree #3: Morikawa Kyoroku, one of Basho’s Disciples

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #18: Blending In – or Standing Out