Wordless Wednesday: Time to Chill

a black whippet in a winter jacket in a forest by a loch in autumn
autumn in the woods around Loch Dunmore

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 – 1/100 – ISO 100, f/3.5 – 1/160 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/250 s – ISO 160.

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Haiku: Colours of Kindness

two whippets in winter jackets on a forest trail in autumn

fallen leaves
the kindness in
every colour

© Xenia Tran

Loch Dunmore in autumn with glorious colours

It was lovely to see the autumn colours at Loch Dunmore and we came home to some exciting news.

A Wish (the poem from which the second line became the title for our book Between Heather and Grass) and two haiku that were first published in EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2020: The Year of the Nurse, have been included in a heart-warming new book edited by Robert Epstein:

front cover of The Helping Hand Haiku Anthology

From the back cover:

Helping or serving is not only vital for survival, it is essential to living fully. As human beings, we all depend on one another in a myriad of ways. Across the spectrum, the coronavirus pandemic has magnified the urgency of mutual care and kindness like nothing else. Through acts of love, generosity, giving, sharing and caring, we make life a little easier, a little more bearable, for one another. We elevate ourselves in doing so and thereby embody the better angels of our nature. Join with the poets and artists from the world as they share the many fruits of giving and receiving help, care and compassion on behalf of fellow humans and nonhumans alike.

A very big thank you to Robert Epstein for including my poems and putting this beautiful anthology together.

Born from and for these extraordinary times, the Helping Hand Haiku Anthology is filled with kindness-centred poems and treats for the soul.

Wishing you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5 – 1/80 s – ISO 400, f/3.5 – 1/60 s – ISO 250 and f/3.5 – 1/100 s – ISO 100.

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Wordless Wednesday: Into the Magic

Faskally Woods

action shot of a blue and white whippet running down a forest trail
a dreamy winter image of Loch Dunmore, the trees reflected in still water.

Wishing you all a magical Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/2.8 – 1/30 s – ISO 200 and f/2.8 – 1/60 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

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Haiku: All that we Love

Faskally Woods

a black whippet in a winter jacket sniffing the ground beside a loch

scent of earth
all that we love reflected
in shining water

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in winter jackets sniffing the moss beside a loch

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 – 1/50 s – ISO 200, f/2.8 – 1/60 s – ISO 200 and f/2.8 – 1/60 s – ISO 160.

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