Tanka: Sacred Waters

leaves on a birch tree in the foreground by a waterfall

calling us anew
towards the sacred water
this dream world
sun-kissed by autumn
where love so freely flows

© Xenia Tran

a small waterfall in a narrow part of a river

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

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #144

CMMC: September Pick a Topic from my Photo

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Dream World

Tanka: Douglas Fir and Larch

close up of a smiling brindle whippet running through the grass in the forest

ah the bliss
when we come to this place
late summer
the chiming of cones falling
stays with us every year

© Xenia Tran

close up of leaves, needles and cones on birch and douglas fir

We are taking a short blogging break to enjoy the fine weather and will be back on Thursday 22 September 2022.

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a peaceful weekend ahead,

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: When

CFFC: Nature

Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Trees

Haiku: Ferns and Trees

a smiling brindle whippet striding out along a forest trail

ferns and trees
the first of many dreams
that speak

© Xenia Tran

close up of green ferns over a small pond

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

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge: Greenish

Tanka: One Step Ahead

Cairngorms National Park

a smiling brindle whippet in a black jacket running towards the camera

your smile
always one step ahead
of the weather
where love winds its own trail
in unexpected ways

© Xenia Tran

mountains with heather in bloom under a cloudy sky

With warm thanks to Steph, a dedicated volunteer for Give a Greyhound a Home, who sent Misty this lovely rain-proof jacket from her Canine Lane store.

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

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Trail

Jez Braithwaithe’s Water Water Everywhere #140

Tanka: Grandmother Tree

a smiling brindle whippet running up a hill in the forest

loch shore –
lights glitter on the water
while we listen
to the grandmother tree
sharing glimpses of the past

© Xenia Tran

exposed roots of an ancient pine by the loch shore

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

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Glimpse

CFFC: Connects You to the Present Moment

Tanka: Easy to Remember

Cairngorms National Park

a smiling whippet running along the sandy shores of a loch

so easy
to remember why we came
before we return
to the loch and forest
where nature’s beauty rises

© Xenia Tran

a smiling whippet looking back across the forest trail

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

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Easy

CFFC: Reminds You of Nature’s Beauty

Tanka: Always the Sun

Cairngorms National Park

a smiling brindle whippet running on a forest trail

at one
with the wind
a dog smiles
in the glen’s deep spaces
her light can always be seen

© Xenia Tran

eastern shores of Loch Morlich in Summer

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

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Always

Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Outdoor Fun

Haiku: Ascension Day

a blue and white whippet walking by a wooden sculpture in the forest

Ascension Day
a myriad of ways
to be reborn

© Xenia Tran

a new tree growing from an old stump in the forest

First of all we want to say a warm-hearted thank you for all your heart-felt messages and condolences we received after Eivor’s passing. It means a lot and it is deeply moving how so many of you feel a connection to him and his amazing spirit. He looked at everything in life with love and I am sure he could feel the love you have for him and your own animal friends and companions too.

As promised yesterday, I am sharing a few more special moments from the last days of his life today and over the next few days.

We wish you all a blessed Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Myriad

Wordless Wednesday: Run Free Sweet Eivor

a black and white whippet running a forest with lush spring leaves
a black and white whippet running a forest with lush spring leaves

There are no words to describe how much we love you and how you will always live on in our hearts.

Eivor passed away peacefully last night. He had enjoyed so many good moments despite his illness and handled everything with such love and grace.

We will share some of those moments over the next few weeks to celebrate his life. He always wanted to live it to the full and take as many memories with him as possible.

Pearl seems to understand where Eivor is in a way that has always been much smarter than our own understanding of a spirit’s comings and goings. Her friendship with Eivor transcends his passing from one world to the next and we know that our own friendship with Eivor will transcend his passing too.

Wishing you all a peaceful Wednesday,

with love from Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Haiku: A Moment to Treasure

a black whippet on a forest trail by a loch looking to his right between the trees

a new morning
all these ferns leaning
into light

© Xenia Tran

ferns unfurling in a sunlit forest

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.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #200: Every Little Thing

Word of the Day Challenge: Super