Haiku: Twilight

 

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

 

mountains cloaked
in twilight’s pink and gold
a new wisdom

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet in a winter jacket striding across the tidal sands with a pink ball at twilight

 

gold and pink twilight sky seen from the beach with an outgoing tide

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5, 1/60 s, ISO 125, f/4, 1/100 s, ISO 160 and f/4, 1/60 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #19: Magical Light

 

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.

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

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Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #18: Blending In – or Standing Out

 

Tanka: Flying Hound

 

a black whippet in a winter jacket running on the tidal sands with a green ball

 

one paw
touches the sand
then none
the hound flies on the wind
a trail of sea foam

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet in a winter jacket flies across the tidal sands with a green ball

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, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #17: Just for Fun

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Sublime

 

Haibun: The Bigger Picture

 

a black whippet striding through a forest in dappled light

 

In this forest, our heart is our compass. We follow the trail of fallen leaves, the dappled light between trees. The ground rises, we climb with moss. The rich smell of soil and mushrooms rises further still.

floating clouds
above pine and beech
nature’s painting

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet running towards the camera on a forest trail

 

view from the top of Raven's Rock Gorge across the autumn trees towards the mountains

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.

Settings: f/2.8, 1/160 s, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/640 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/800 s, ISO 160.

 

Carpe Diem Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Carpe Diem #1526: Quote … Impressionism

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #16: Big Can Be Beautiful Too

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #224: Art & Compass

 

Haiku: Changing Colours

Raven’s Rock Gorge

 

sunlight beaming through the trees in a forest with autumn leaves

 

changing colours
deep in the raven’s forest
the light breaks through

© Xenia Tran

 

close up shot of black whippet in black harness and brown and white collar in autumn forest

 

blue whippet in a purple harness sprinting down a forest trail

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, 1/250 s, ISO 160, f/2.8, 1/125 s, ISO 160 and f/2.8, 1/250 s, ISO 100.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing and/or Changeable

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Blast

 

Haibun: A New Adventure

Cairngorms National Park

 

two whippets in winter jackets and snoods sniffing the ground on a mountain trail

 

Climbing the trail we sense the presence of mountain hare, footprints from walkers who look for adventure. Away from houses and roads, autumn brings her own perfume. Visitors old and new gaze at the views. Higher up where clouds end, the light is shining through.

earth song
shaking the corrie
a stag’s roar

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in winter jackets and snoods on a mountain trail

 

looking up towards a climbing mountain trail and the top of the mountain in a whisp of cloud

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, 1/640 s, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/640 s, ISO 160 and f/2.8, 1/1250 s, ISO 160.

 

Carpe Diem #1510: Adventure – the Celebration Starts – celebrating the 6th Anniversary of Carpe Diem Haiku Kai

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #13: Look Up!

 

Haiku: There is Time

 

black whippet in black harness walking on path along flowering heather

 

along these paths
there is time, full of arrival
September flowers

© Xenia Tran

 

blue whippet in purple harness walking along path flanked by purple wild flowers

 

pale lilac wild flowers in bud and in bloom among dry grass

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/4, 1/250 s, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/400 s, ISO 100 and f/4, 1/640 s, ISO 100.

 

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