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.

 

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #51: Tagore’s ‘Endless Time’

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #12: Path

 

Tanka: Purple Splendour

two whippets on a mountain trail with abundant heather in bloom

shining bright
the scent of heather
every flower
unique in the light
the way we all can be

© Xenia Tran

blue whippet in purple harness on top of a hill surrounded by blooming heather

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/4.5, 1/800 s, ISO 160 and f/4.5, 1/640 s, ISO 100.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #11: Small is Beautiful

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Copious

Haiku: From Cave to Stars

smiling black whippet running towards the camera at low tide

from cave to stars
with every leap and run
a journey home

© Xenia Tran

smiling black whippet running towards the camera at low tide

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, 1/1250 s, ISO 100.

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #48: Tagore’s Gitanjali

Lens-Artist’s Photo Challenge #9: Action

Wordless Wednesday: Heather Horizons

Cairngorms National Park

 

two whippets walking through heather-clad hills

 

two whippets standing on a heather-clad hill

 

purple heather in bloom covering the hillsides

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/3.4, 1/1000 s, ISO 200, f/4, 1/1000 s, ISO 200 and f/4.5, 1/1000 s, ISO 200.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #8: Colorful

Wordless Wednesday

 

Haiku: A Glimpse of Gold

 

two whippets on a forest trail

 

walking the trail
beside fallen trees, moss
a glimpse of gold

© Xenia Tran

 

forest with fallen trees, moss, and first autumn golds

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5, 1/320 s, ISO 100 and f/3.5, 1/125 s, ISO 100.

 

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #47: Autumn-near (aki chikashi)

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Moments

 

Haiku: Patterns in the Sand

 

a blue whippet leaping sideways on the tidal sands

 

etched in sand
paw prints, laughter, the zest
of dogs at play

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet leaping sideways on the tidal sands

 

a blue whippet running along the shore on the tidal sands

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 100.

 

This is my 29th contribution of Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2018 with the theme ‘Finding the Way’, where we were invited to contribute one haiku, tanka or haibun per day for thirty days. I contributed fifteen poems at Tranature and fifteen poems here at Whippet Wisdom. To see all thirty contributions together you can click here.

To see the contributions from everyone who took part please see the Carpe Diem link below.

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge: Patterns

Rag Tag Daily Prompt #74: Zest

 

Wordless Wednesday: Shades of Blue

 

a blue whippet climbing to the top of a bank of shingle

 

a blue whippet turning round to her right on sand and shingle

 

a blue whippet walking on sand and shingle above the sea at high tide

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5, 1/1250 s, ISO 100, f/3.5, 1/2000 s, ISO 100 and f/3.5, 1/1650 s, ISO 100.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge: Blue

Wordless Wednesday

 

Haibun: Clouds of Cotton

 

 

close up of a blue whippet pawing deep sand on the beach

 

The sky and tidal pools are full of clouds, the wind is oh so cooling. Six weeks we prayed for this. A normal day to sniff and play, soft sand beneath our feet after the heatwave.

a butterfly
from flower to flower
between the dunes

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet smiling and shaking his head in the wind on the beach

 

Moray Firth and tidal pools at the beach, a blue sky full of cotton wool clouds

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: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6, 1/640 s, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/800 s, ISO 100 and f/5, 1/1000 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge: Soft

 

Tanka: Reflections

blue whippet relaxing on a dog blanket in a window seat

their eyes reveal
the sound of waterfalls
after the walk
dogs rest their noses
stretch out their dreams

© Xenia Tran

portrait of a snoozing black whippet on a dog blanket
portrait of a snoozing blue whippet on a brown dog blanket

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/13 s, ISO 400 and f/2.8, 1/160 s, ISO 100.

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge: Time to Relax

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge Week 3: Indoor, Fabric, Colors

Rag Tag Daily Prompt #54: Reflection

This poem features in Between Heather and Grass under the title Stretching Dreams. If you haven’t read the book yet, feel free to take a peek inside:

look inside feature for Between Heather and Grass
Look inside …