Haiku: Harvest Moon

a blue and white whippet running on the beach with a pink ball in her mouth

harvest moon
still lingering here
this magic

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet running on the beach with a pink ball in her mouth

Wishing 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/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #104: Harvest Moon

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #63: Magical

Your Daily Word Prompt: Antecedent

Tanka: Late Summer Mountain

portrait shot of a smiling black whippet on a mountain trail

footsteps
full of devotion
side by side
heather and flowers bloom
in late summer mountains

© Xenia Tran

portrait of a smiling blue and white whippet beside flowering heather

Wishing 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/2.8 – 1/200 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/160 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/640 s – ISO 100.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #61: Precious Pets

Carpe Diem #1737: Introduction to a Month Full of Devotion – Adam’s Peak

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Marvel

Haiku: Bless the Water

Lochan Mor

a black whippet climbing back on the loch shore beside the trees

the loch
between showers
floating cloud

© Xenia Tran

a mallard duck flapping her wings in the centre of Lochan Mor

We’re delighted that this haiku is featured in Haiku Dialogue: Poet’s Choice, suchness, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 28 August 2019. A very big thank you to Craig Kittner for putting this edition together.

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 – 1/800 s – ISO 200, f/4 – 1/400 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 160.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #101: Autumn Rain (aki no ame)

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #60: Framing the Shot

Your Daily Word Prompt: Exquisite

Wordless Wednesday: Unwinding

a blue and white whippet on the beach, seen from above
close up shot of a blue and white whippet on the beach looking up at the camera

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/4 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 160.

Wordless Wednesday

Weekly Prompt: Unwinding

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #59: Angles

Haibun: August Moon

segments from A Man in Assynt by Norman MacCaig engraved in a slap, with wet pawprints from two dogs

The path winds its way between sedge grass, the first blooms of heather. A scent of all things new that Summer brings, fills the air. We pause by a few lines borrowed from a famous poem by Norman MacCaig, engraved in granite. The large question mark enables us to ask his questions once more. Who owns this landscape? Who owns our beautiful planet? In our view too, it can only be master-less. For the short time that we’re here, we immerse ourselves in its beauty. We do our best to care for what we find, leaving nothing but our footprints, and our gratitude behind.

august moon
the words of our ancestors
still feel true

© Xenia Tran

cotton wool clouds in a blue sky over Knockan Crag

The segment engraved in the stone is taken from A Man in Assynt, a long poem Norman MacCaig (1910-1996) wrote in 1967 to accompany a BBC documentary.

Wishing 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.

Settings: f/2.8 – 1/500 s – ISO 100, f/4 – 1/640 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 200.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #99: Sturgeon Moon

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #58: Something Old, New, Borrowed and Blue

Haiku: A Field of Flowers

Lochan an Ais

a blue and white whippet drinking from a mountain stream

the stream flows
into a field of flowers
tonight’s moon

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet climbing up a crag above Lochan an Ais

Wishing 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/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/500 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

Carpe Diem #1715: Field of Flowers

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #57: Taking a Break

Haiku: Quiet Beauty

Lochan an Ais

two whippets beside Lochan an Ais

we drink the water
left here by the clouds
quiet beauty

© Xenia Tran

a smiling blue and white whippet looking across Lochan an Ais in the sunshine

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/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 160, f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 160 and f2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #56: Seascapes and/or Lakeshore

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #264: Beauty & Quiet

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Astral