Haiku: One Last Wave

Lochan Mor

 

a blue whippet in a purple harness walking on a forest trail in autumn colours

 

remembering
the last wave of lily pads
towards home

© Xenia Tran

 

Lochan Mor in autumn colours with fading reeds and lily pads

You can see the water lilies in bloom in our earlier post ‘Swimming‘ on our sister blog.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/250 s, ISO 100 and f/3.2, 1/200 s, ISO 100.

 

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Haibun: Comfort

 

black whippet in a winter jacket walking towards the camera on a forest trail covered in autumn leaves

 

It is almost two years ago that Mark Woods had to make a difficult decision. Walnut the whippet was eighteen years old and had been increasingly unwell. He wanted to take his faithful friend for one last walk on his favourite beach. In a simple Facebook post he invited other dogwalkers to come along if they wanted to say goodbye to Walnut. The post was shared and shared. When we saw it on Twitter we shared it too.

Hundreds of people turned up. Children walked up to Walnut to stroke him and say goodbye. He was hugged, time and time again, while Mark carried him around wrapped in a blanket. Walnut’s eyes were full of love. Occasionally, he would look up at Mark and lick his face.

autumn gathers
her blanket of comfort
around our heart

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in winter jackets walking towards each other on a forest trail with autumn leaves

 

The video below shows a recent interview with Mark.

 

 

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 250 and f/3.2, 1/100 s, ISO 100.

 

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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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Haiku: Arch of Gold

 

a blue whippet in a winter jacket running on a forest trail with gold and yellow autumn leaves

 

so many footprints
between golden petals
the right way

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in winter jackets walking up a forest trail in autumn colours

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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

 

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Haiku: Balance

 

a blue whippet in a winter jacket flying across the beach with a pink ball

 

anchored
beyond this world
your gaze

© Xenia Tran

 

blue whippet in winter jacket running on the beach with a pink ball

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2, 1/2000 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.

 

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Haiku: Winter Branches

 

two whippets in winter jackets on the tidal sands with snow on the peaks across the Moray Firth

 

touching sky
on the higher ground
first snow

© Xenia Tran

 

snow on the peaks across the Moray Firth with the beach and incoming tide in the foreground

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/

 

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Haiku: Moonscape

 

the hunter's moon of 25 October 2018 in the night sky

 

this morning
she sculpted the sands
hunter’s moon

© Xenia Tran

 

rear view of a black whippet on a beach transformed by the wind

 

side view of a black whippet walking through newly formed dunes

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 and f/2.8, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.

 

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