Tanka: Autumn Glories

Cairngorms National Park

a brindle whippet in a yellow jacket walking between pine and birch trees in the forest

leafless birch
a sense of home folded
in dappled light
we look up at the trees
across the rippled water

© Xenia Tran

a puddle reflecting the sky and nearby shrubs on the beach

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a peaceful new week,

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #227: Home Sweet Home

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #154

Puente Poetry: Well of Life

a smiling brindle whippet in a maroon jacket with a grey snood on a forest trail

here, in the forest
it is easy to feel at home dappled
with a sense of wonder

~ how rich life can be ~

when we drink from a well deep
within and believe when we see how
we are all part of nature

© Xenia Tran

a smiling brindle whippet in a maroon jacket with a grey snood on a forest trail

Wishing you all a Happy Monday and a peaceful new week,

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Easy

Word of the Day Challenge: Believe

Tanka: Where we Belong

close up of a smiling brindle whippet in a red jacket

waiting for the sun
to shine her radiant light
where we belong
hope breathes and warms
the autumn wind

© Xenia Tran

a smiling brindle whippet in a red jacket on a forest trail

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Wait

Word of the Day Challenge: Hope

Haiku: Feeding the Dream

close up of a woodburning stove with glowing embers

feeding the dream
a warm fire
that is home

© Xenia Tran

a brindle whippet stretching before a woodburning stove

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a peaceful new week,

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #223: Flights of Fancy

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Random

Haiku: Intricate Reflections

a brindle whippet in a red jacket on a forest trail

gentle rain
leaves and lichen glitter
in the day’s peace

© Xenia Tran

close up of pine needles and lichen on the forest floor

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a peaceful new week,

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #149 – Puddle Reflections

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Intricate

Tanka: New-Found Sparkle

close up of a brindle whippet looking up to her right in the forest

admiring
rocks and waterfalls
autumn leaves
the streams that thread
a new-found sparkle

© Xenia Tran

a waterfall with multiple streams cascading down over the rocks

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a peaceful new week,

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #147

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Admire

Haiku: Island Autumn

a brindle whippet in a purple harness on the banks of a river

island autumn
bird song and water
wash over the stones

© Xenia Tran

haikuKATHA, Issue 13, November 2022

a small island in the river flowing between autumnal hills

Wishing you all a happy Monday,

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #219: Treasure Hunt

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #146

Tanka: Sacred Waters

leaves on a birch tree in the foreground by a waterfall

calling us anew
towards the sacred water
this dream world
sun-kissed by autumn
where love so freely flows

© Xenia Tran

a small waterfall in a narrow part of a river

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #144

CMMC: September Pick a Topic from my Photo

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Dream World

Tanka: Douglas Fir and Larch

close up of a smiling brindle whippet running through the grass in the forest

ah the bliss
when we come to this place
late summer
the chiming of cones falling
stays with us every year

© Xenia Tran

close up of leaves, needles and cones on birch and douglas fir

We are taking a short blogging break to enjoy the fine weather and will be back on Thursday 22 September 2022.

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a peaceful weekend ahead,

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: When

CFFC: Nature

Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Trees

Haiku: Ferns and Trees

a smiling brindle whippet striding out along a forest trail

ferns and trees
the first of many dreams
that speak

© Xenia Tran

close up of green ferns over a small pond

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a peaceful new week,

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge: Greenish