Tanka: Earth Day

Cairngorms National Park

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket climbing over the roots of pine

earth day
we dust last season
from our boots
roots link where pine stand vigil
above an ancient loch

© Xenia Tran

close up shot of the exposed roots of an ancient pine

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/1.8 – 1/4000 s – ISO 200, f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 1400 and f/1.8 – 1/2500 s – ISO 500.

Tanka Thursday: Season

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Dusty Boots

Wordless Wednesday: When the Day Shines

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket drinking from a still loch
Lochan Deo in Spring, pine and sky reflected in the water

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/5.6 – 1/1250 s – ISO 400, f/5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 400 and f/1.8 – 1/4000 s – ISO 200.

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Wordless Wednesday

CFFC: Shiny

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Awakening

Wordless Wednesday: Scents of April

two whippets in winter jackets beside an ancient pine tree with heather
two whippets in winter jackets sniffing the heather

The stay-at-home restrictions have been eased and we can now roam within our own council area. It’s been nearly five months since we last walked in this forest and there’s lots to sniff!

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/4.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 400 and f/4.5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 400.

Wordless Wednesday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #143: Colorful April

Tanka: Caledonia Pine

a black whippet in a winter jacket in an autumn forest

winding their way
through autumn’s forest
old roots
exposed and yet untorn
from earth’s stamp and pathways

© Xenia Tran

an ancient pine tree with the lower half of roots exposed

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/80 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/100 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/200 s- ISO 100.

Nurturing Thursday: Always on Time

Tanka Thursday: Torn

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word 2020-3 – Canine

Word of the Day Challenge: Amazing

Wordless Wednesday: Day in a Dream

two whippets running towards the camera on a forest trail beside a wooden bridge over a stream
two whippets running side by side towards the camera on a forest trail beside a wooden bridge over a stream

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday and may you all stay safe and well,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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

Wordless Wednesday

Your Daily Word Prompt: Locale

Word of the Day Challenge: Dream

Haiku: Healing Waters

a black whippet standing on the banks of a mountain stream

cascading water
between pine and birdsong
the healing begins

© Xenia Tran

a mountain stream cascading down in small waterfalls, seen from above

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a wonderful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/100 – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/250 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/160 s – ISO 100.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #149: Waterfall

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #38

Word of the Day Prompt: Initial

Haiku: Sweet Balance

two whippets approaching a bend on a descending forest trail

forest walk
step by step we see the pine
in scattered cones

© Xenia Tran

two whippets standing together on a forest trail

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 -1/200 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/250 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/320 s – ISO 100.

Carpe Diem The Beauty of Haiku #1828: Baransu (Balance)

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Space

Word of the Day Challenge: Sweet

Wordless Wednesday: Weaving The Way

a black whippet galloping away on a narrow forest trail
a smiling black whippet between tall grass and heather

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/160 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/125 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s On The Hunt for Joy Challenge: Dance it Out

Word of the Day Prompt: Grace

Wordless Wednesday: Windows of the Soul

Cairngorms National Park

a black whippet on a mountain looking back at the camera
close up portrait of a black whippet with grey flecks of fur

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

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 – 1/125 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/60 s – ISO 125.

Wordless Wednesday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #79: A Window with a View

Wordless Wednesday: Back Among Trees

Cairngorms National Park

a black whippet sniffing the grass between pine trees
two whippets on a forest trail between douglas fir and pine trees

It’s lovely to be walking among the soothing smells of pine trees again and enjoy the bliss of forest bathing.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5 – 1/200 s – ISO 100, f/3.5 – 1/320 s – ISO 100 and f/3.5 – 1/250 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Trees

Word of the Day Challenge: Wellbeing