Wordless Wednesday: Highland Sunshine

two whippets in rain coats on a hillside trail
mountain views and autumnal trees and heather

Today we have some wordless music for you too by talented Aviemore artist Stevie Macleod, performing his song The Highlands. Regular readers of this blog will recognise many of the locations in the video:

Stevie has just released his first digital EP called Where I Call Home, which is available via Apple Music, Spotify and Bandcamp.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/400 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/200 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/800 s – ISO 160.

Wordless Wednesday

Jez Braithwaithe’s Fan Of … #82: Sun Through the Trees

Tanka: Guests and Geese

a blue and white whippet on a rock in the forest

dogs in coats
colours on the hill change
at their own pace
guests and geese begin
to travel home

© Xenia Tran

a flock of brent geese flying south

Wishing you all a happy Monday and blessed new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #118: Communication

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #159-160: Fall Foliage – Goose

Wordless Wednesday: September Blooms

a blue and white whippet leaping over large stones between trees
Loch an Eilein with heather in bloom

Thank you so much for all your good wishes before we went on our blogging break. We were blessed with fine weather and hope you had a lovely week too.

Wishing you 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: Sustain

Wordless Wednesday: Where Spirits Flow

a blue and white whippet on a mountain trail beside a stream
close up of a waterfall with the face of an old man in a tall hat appearing in the flow

We are taking a short blogging break to make the most of our fine Autumn weather and will be back next Wednesday.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/3.5 – 1/60 s – ISO 125, f/3.4 – 1/320 s – ISO 200 and f/3.5 – 1/30 s – ISO 200.

Wordless Wednesday

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #46

Haibun: Autumn Equinox

a black whippet on a forest trail looking straight at the camera

Climbing the trail towards the Lairig Ghru we are greeted by a sweet and powerful smell of honey. We’ve been walking for an hour with the sun on our backs when Eivor suddenly stops. He looks up at the billowing clouds, then looks at us, his nose twitching to the right. We know what this means and give him a gentle pat before turning back.

autumn equinox
a changing sky lights up
the heather

© Xenia Tran

billowing clouds above the mountains and the sun lighting up the heather

Eivor seems to know how much time we have before the rain reaches us and we always take his advice.

The innate wisdom of the dogs and animals that guide us are a true inspiration and this is Eivor and Pearl’s contribution to Tina’s lovely Inspiration challenge.

In case you missed it, our earlier contribution is here.

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a happy Autumn/Spring Equinox tomorrow,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/2.8 – 1/200 s – ISO 160, f/2.8 – 1/250 s – ISO 160 and f/5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 200.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #115: Inspiration

Carpe Diem Time Challenge #3: Moorland

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #157: Autumn Equinox

Word of the Day Challenge: Timely

Tanka: Young at Heart

a black whippet running on a narrow trail through heather

ah the joy
of feeling young again
the scent of heather
from this life to afterlife
in the heavy air

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet running on a narrow trail through heather

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/320 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Rediscover Your Childhood Joys

Twiglet #187: Heavy Air

Your Daily Word Prompt: Intrepid

Wordless Wednesday: Breath of Life

a blue and white whippet running on an overgrown forest trail
a smililng blue and white whippet running on an overgrown forest trail

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/640 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/320 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Breath

Word of the Day Challenge: Sight

Wordless Wednesday: Weaving The Way

a black whippet galloping away on a narrow forest trail
a smiling black whippet between tall grass and heather

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

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 – 1/125 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s On The Hunt for Joy Challenge: Dance it Out

Word of the Day Prompt: Grace

Wordless Wednesday: Windows of the Soul

Cairngorms National Park

a black whippet on a mountain looking back at the camera
close up portrait of a black whippet with grey flecks of fur

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

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 160, f/2.8 – 1/125 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/60 s – ISO 125.

Wordless Wednesday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #79: A Window with a View

Haiku: Seasons Turning

Cairngorms National Park

a blue and white whippet running between heather and pine

a few steps
between heather and gold
seasons turning

© Xenia Tran

blooming heather in the foreground beside a pine forest

Wishing you all a beautiful Tuesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/640 s – ISO 160, f/2.8 – 1/500 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/640 s – ISO 160.

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fall

Twiglet #142: with few steps

Your Daily Word Prompt: Sincere