Wordless Wednesday: Scents of April

two whippets in winter jackets beside an ancient pine tree with heather
two whippets in winter jackets sniffing the heather

The stay-at-home restrictions have been eased and we can now roam within our own council area. It’s been nearly five months since we last walked in this forest and there’s lots to sniff!

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/4.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 400 and f/4.5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 400.

Wordless Wednesday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #143: Colorful April

Haibun: Earth Tones

a black whippet in a winter jacket walking on a forest trail after logging

The pine with yellow fluorescent dots have gone, a few with pink dots are still standing. The logging truck left deep trails in the mud, filled with melted snow. The wood feels bereaved and empty at first. Until we notice the moss, shoots of spring grass and the finely barbed beginnings of a wild rose.

dappled light
a woodpecker drums
in the distance

© Xenia Tran

close up of a young holly growing beside a pond

The areas felled were part of a mature commercial forestry which will be left to rewild and regenerate with native woodland.

Wishing you all a blessed Monday and peaceful start to the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100 and f/1.8 – 1/4000 s – ISO 450.

PI Poetry Prompt: Barb

Earthweal: Toward an Ecopoetry

Haiku: Grace Moves

two whippets in jackets near the shores of Lochan Eilein

grace moves
a dream that really is
Loch An Eilein

© Xenia Tran

Loch An Eilein in autumn

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a peaceful 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 – 1/125 s – ISO 400, f/2.8 – 1/250 s – ISO 500 and f/4 – 1/200 s – ISO 160.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #125: You Pick It

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #334: Grace & Slip (Grace & Move)

Tanka: Thank you to the Forest

two whippets in black jackets on a forest trail

immersed
in earth smells and warm light
autumn forest
we are grateful for your welcome
the love that wraps around

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in jackets sniffing the forest trail together

Wishing all of you a wonderful Thursday and those of you who celebrate a Happy Thanksgiving, and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: 4/4 – 1/60 s – ISO 400, f/5.6 – 1/250 s – ISO 800 and f/5 – 1/60 s – ISO 400.

Nurturing Thursday: Gratitude and Thanksgiving

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Words that Contain ‘r’ and ‘s’

Wordless Wednesday: The Only Sound is Nature

a blue and white whippet in a black jacket looking up between the pine trees
a blue and white whippet in a jacket looking ahead between the pine trees

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/4 – 1/80 s – ISO 125, f/4.5 – 1/500 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/80 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Your Daily Word Prompt: Tranquil

Tanka: In the Moment

two whippets in black jackets on a forest trail looking up

flying squirrel …
for a moment we forget
falling leaves
the colours of life changing
into life itself

© Xenia Tran

fallen pine cones and needles with young green fern

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5 – 1/125 s – ISO 200, f/5 – 1/400 s – ISO 400 and f/5 – 1/200 s – ISO 200.

Nurturing Thursday

Carpe Diem #1839: Colors of Life

Word of the Day Challenge: Healing

Wordless Wednesday: Rainwater Rivulet

two whippets in black jackets either side of an overflowing stream on a forest trail
autumnal trees reflected in a wider part of a rivulet crossing the forest trail

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4 – 1/100 s – ISO 200 and f/4 – 1/250 s – ISO 200.

Wordless Wednesday

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #51

Haiku: Homecoming

a smiling black whippet in a black jacket on a forest trail

autumn woods
joy emerges every step
of the trail

© Xenia Tran

a smiling blue and white whippet in a black jacket on a forest trail

Wishing you all all a happy Monday and a peaceful new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4 – 1/160 s – ISO 100, f/4 – 1/125 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/200 s – ISO 100.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #122: Found in the Neighborhood

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Emerge

Haiku: Chosen Route

profile of a black whippet in a winter jacket on a forest trail

clockwise circle
the trail is covered
in dazzling gold

© Xenia Tran

view between autumnal trees towards Loch an Eilein

Wishing you all a 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 – 1/100 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/400 s – ISO 640 and f/4 – 1/200 s – ISO 160.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #121: Focus

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Lucid

Your Daily Word Prompt: Choice

Wordless Wednesday: Time to Chill

a black whippet in a winter jacket in a forest by a loch in autumn
autumn in the woods around Loch Dunmore

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 – 1/100 – ISO 100, f/3.5 – 1/160 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/250 s – ISO 160.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: 90% Needs to Be All One Color

Word of the Day Challenge: Chilling