Haiku: Sweet Monadhliath

 

close up of black whippet looking up and into the distance

 

sweet Monadhliath
snow fields on higher ground
still kiss the sky

© Xenia Tran

 

a few remaining snow fields on one of the peaks in the Monadhliagh mountains

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4, 1/80 s, ISO 125 and f/4, 1/800 s, ISO 160.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Height

Daily Prompt: Juxtapose

 

Haiku: Splash of Spring

 

a black whippet with a green ball and a blue whippet with a pink ball playing by tidal lagoon

 

splash of spring
by a familiar lagoon
the day runs free

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet with a green ball and a blue whippet with a pink ball playing by tidal lagoon

 

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.

 

Daily Prompt: Ceremony

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #203: Home & Free

 

Tanka: After the Spring Rain

Cairngorms National Park

 

blue whippet sniffing the ground with old grass and green shoots

 

the fragrance
of the earth and sky
blending
sweet memories by the loch
after the spring rain

© Xenia Tran

 

nesting box in pine forest around Loch Deo

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

 

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: The Light of the World

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World

Daily Prompt: Forest

 

Wordless Wednesday: Happy Place

 

dunes, beach, sea and hills across the Moray Firth on a sunny day

 

two whippets playing on the beach

 

a smiling blue whippet in play mode on the beach

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World

Daily Prompt: Laughter

Wordless Wednesday

 

Haibun: Sacred Forest

Cairngorms National Park

 

black whippet in black harness looking to his right on a forest trail

 

We take our time walking through the hills. Heather sleeps in muddy browns and mauves. Ground-nesting birds have made their home. The scent of pine mingles with Spring, a promise of tumbling green.

sacred forest
it looks a thousand years old
in flowing water

© Xenia Tran

 

close up image of a small waterfall in a forest with the profile of a young stag visible in the flow

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/3.5, 1/100 s, ISO 100 and f/6.3, 1/125 s, ISO 320.

 

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: The Light of the World

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World

Daily Prompt: Forest

dVerse Quadrille #56: Muddle up that Muse

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Haibun: We Touch the Wind

 

blue whippet chasing a pink ball on the beach

 

It is fun to chase balls while the seashore weaves a new morning. Fresh painted beach huts stand on the dunes and watch our deep horizon. Do they ponder, we wonder, all the light in this world?

an empty beach
while birds are nesting
we touch the wind

© Xenia Tran

 

black whippet chasing a green ball on the beach

With love from us all, Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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

 

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: The Light of the World

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Unlikely

Daily Prompt: Observe

 

Haiku: Highland Breeze

 

black whippet running on beach near driftwood

 

fresh breeze
even in the highlands
cherry blossoms

© Xenia Tran

 

close up of cherry blossoms

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 and f/8, 1/250 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: The Light of the World

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #31: Cherry Blossoms

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Unlikely

Daily Prompt: Astonish