Tanka: Sacred Moments

Cairngorms National Park

two whippets in winter jackets on a beach beside a loch

sacred moments
from spring grass to winter snow
the falcon calls
a new beginning
without beginnings

© Xenia Tran

snow covered mountains towering above the pine forest by Loch Morlich

Wishing you all a blessed Thursday,

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 160 and f/4 – 1/500 s – ISO 160.

Carpe Diem #1802: New Beginnings … Without Beginning

Word of the Day Challenge: Holy

Nurturing Thursday

Haiku: Wind of Ice

Cairngorms National Park

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket on the shore of Loch Morlich

wind of ice
the hoot of an owl echoes
down the well

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in winter jackets beside pine trees on the loch shore

Wishing you all a wonderful 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 and f/2.8 – 1/320 s – ISO 160.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #80: Leading Lines

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trees

Twiglet #160: Down a Well

Haiku: Autumn Buzz

Cairngorms National Park

close up head shot of two whippets with ears on full alert

growing stronger
the sweet hum of hoverfly
in the woods

© Xenia Tran

a view of Loch Morlich and the Cairngorm mountains beyond from the woods

Wishing you all a very happy Thursday,

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 – 1/100 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/500 s – ISO 160.

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #273: Forest & Whisper

Carpe Diem #1756: Fly

Tanka: Zen Meditation

Loch Morlich

a row of stones in the loch curving towards the mountains

stones in water
from emptiness to wholeness
these mountains
around them and within them
the wisdom of this life

© Xenia Tran

a row of stones in the loch curving towards the mountains

Wishing you all a beautiful Tuesday,

with love from Eivor xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 160, f/4 – 1/1250 s – ISO 160 and f/4.5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

We are delighted that the above tanka and the third image were combined into a taiga in honour of the Tanka Society of America’s 20th Anniversary Celebration for a special feature during April 2020. Christine L Villa created a beautiful video in May 2020 that brings all the featured taiga together in one place. A very big thank you to Susan Burch and Christine L Villa for featuring my work and putting these two wonderful projects together.

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #103 – Quest for a New Masterpiece – start of Autumn

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #272: Empty & Whole

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Stone

Tanka: Loch Morlich

Cairngorms National Park

a blue and white whippet and a black whippet, both in black jackets, looking at the camera on a forest trail

at peace
celestial voices
crossing water
their talk of pine-clad mountains
streams into my heart

© Xenia Tran

view across Loch Morlich from the west shore towards the snow-capped mountains

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 and f/4.5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 160.

Twiglet #121: Voices Crossing Water

Paula’s Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in April Y4 (resplendent, alluring)

Tanka: The Hawk’s Eye

a blue whippet in a maroon winter jacket and grey thermals beside a bush on the loch shore

frozen puddles
winds flock in the sky
the hawk’s eye
oh to see so many worlds
weaving through the trees

© Xenia Tran

view from the east over Loch Morlich with frozen pools on the beach

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/800 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 160.

Carpe Diem #1595: Hawk (taka)

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Camouflage

Wordless Wednesday: A Wander by the Loch

Cairngorms National Park

a black whippet in a winter jacket and thermals running onto the lochside beach from the forest
a blue whippet in a maroon winter jacket and thermals sniffing an evergreen shrub on the loch shore.
two whippets in maroon winter jackets and thermals on the beach by Loch Morlich

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 – 1/1000 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Wanderlust

Weekly Photo Challenge: Tour Guide

Cairngorms National Park

 

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south shore of Loch Morlich in Winter

We are delighted to show you one of our favourite areas for chasing balls and hiking!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2, 1/800 s, ISO 100 and f/5, 1/1600 s, ISO 160.

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Tour Guide

Wordless Wednesday

 

Quadrille: Love Echoes

black whippet on loch shore in morning sun

an echo of winter
clings to the corries
while melting snows
flow into the loch
once more

all that is green
grows and glows
in the morning sun

stars of blue
dance in deep water
while sand feels
warm underfoot –
so full of promise

© Xenia Tran

two whippets on loch shore in morning sun

Happy Monday to you all and we wish you a wonderful new week!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA, 1/200 s.

dVerse Poets Quadrille #32