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.

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Tanka: Nature’s Cathedral

two whippets on a forest trail in dappled light

under the roof
of leaves and dappled light
a forest welcome
bearing blessings for all to share
this sacred world we walk in

© Xenia Tran

two whippets walking along a forest trail in summer's dappled light

Wishing you all a blessed Tuesday!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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

Word of the Day Challenge: Welcome

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Roofs

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

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

Wordless Wednesday: Thoughtful Observations

a blue and white whippet looking up between the trees on a forest trail
a black whippet, wearing a black collar and a black harness, looking into the distance from a sun-lit forest trail

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/320 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/640 s – ISO 100 and f/3.2 – 1/250 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Weekly Word Prompt: Observation

Haiku: Radiance

two whippets running side by side on a forest trail in dappled light

this stillness
in radiant light she gallops
summer’s day

© Xenia Tran

two whippets with silky coats disappearing down a forest trail

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5 – 1/320 s – ISO 100 and f/3.5 – 1/400 s – ISO 100.

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Haiku: After the Rain

Inshriach Forest

a black whippet with a shiny silky coat, running between the heather

sunshine after rain
gliding through the wood
the loch glitters

© Xenia Tran

a glittering lochan in Inshriach Forest under a blue sky with cotton wool clouds

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/3.2 – 1/400 s – ISO 100, f/3.2 – 1/640 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/1600 s – ISO 160.

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