Haiku: Green Dawn

green dawn
all this light mirrored
in the leaves

© Xenia Tran

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.

Sunday Stills: Under and Over the Trees

Word of the Day Challenge: Self

Puente Poetry: Spirals

turning into the wood from the old
carriage route where trees breathe through
knots and leaves teaming with bird song
our inner child begins to smile

~ by a stone hopscotch spiral ~

with footprints of fairy folk,
squirrel, pine marten, hare,
badger and sika deer whose presence
we are always feeling

© Xenia Tran

Wishing you all wonderful Thursday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Ground, Sand, Dirt, Paths, Walks, Trails and Roads

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word – Continuity, Inward, Pedestrian, Reflecting

PI Poetry Prompt: Breathe

Wordless Wednesday: A Glance through the Window

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Window

Haiku: Dreamtime

shortest night
our dreams are here
in the daytime

© Xenia Tran

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a blessed Summer Solstice, with blessed Winter Solstice wishes for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere too!

Much love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #153: It’s a Wonderful World

Earthweal: A Midsummer’s Night Dreamtime

Wordless Wednesday: Water of Life

Cairngorms National Park

The warm weather continues and it’s lovely to be greeted by so many smiles.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Word of the Day Challenge: Trend

Puente Poetry: Shades and Shadows

Cairngorms National Park

a click unlocks the gate
how many hands have turned
the key, we wonder and
marvel at the interplay of

~ shades and shadows ~

between trees and grasses
where woodland anemone
flourishes longer in the darker
places filled with rain and dew

© Xenia Tran

Thank you so much for your good wishes before we went on our short break!

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a great new week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

PI Poetry Prompt: Key

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #152: Shades and Shadows

Haiku: Wild Voices

Cairngorms National Park

a blue and white whippet sniffs the wide trunk of an ancient pine

ancient pine
the deep voice
within

© Xenia Tran

close up of the trunk of an ancient Caledonian pine

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.

Settings: f/1.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 140, f/1.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 180 and f/1.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 125.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #150: Let’s Go Wild

Wordless Wednesday: Mindfulness

a black whippet in a raincoat gently sniffing the grass in the forest
a blue and white whippet in a raincoat sniffing the grass in the forest

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 200, f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 250 and f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 220.

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Mindful

Tanka: Zen Marbles

Cairngorms National Park

a black whippet in a raincoat on a forest trail in spring

fluttering wings
our forest walk disappears
in itself
scattered stones marble the path
below the snow-capped mountains

© Xenia Tran

close up of snow-capped corries in the cairngorms

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.

Settings: f/1.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 450 and f/5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 110.

PI Poetry Prompt: Marble

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Bliss

Haiku: Wood Anemone

a blue and white whippet in a raincoat sniffing the grass


wood anemone
a blue and white dog tiptoes
through the green grass

© Xenia Tran

anemone blanda flowering in the forest

Wishing you all a blessed Thursday from the Cairngorms and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/1.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 800, f/1.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 560 and f/4.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 1000.

CMMC: May Alphabet Letter ‘G’ Anywhere in the Word

Word of the Day Challenge: Blossoming