Haiku: Damselfly

Cairngorms National Park

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blue whippet in purple harness on forest trail

 

in the coolest shade
breathes the warmth of our faith
a blue damsel

© Xenia Tran

 

Lochan Mor with waterlily buds and trees full of green leaves

On our walk at Lochan Mor we saw our first damselfly of the year. She was a real beauty and we enjoyed watching her fly by. It is always a fine balance, having a camera and the desire to be non-intrusive with the wildlife that we see. I was happy to let a photographic opportunity slip by and be fully present in the moment. When I looked up, the blue colours from the sky reflected in the loch on the far side were the exact colours of the damselfly. I have posted photographs of this loch before with the water lilies in bloom and in Winter when it was frozen. As of today I have found a new favourite.

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: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6, 1/100 s, ISO 500 and f/5, 1/160 s, ISO 100.

 

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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.

 

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Haiku: Butterfly Spring

 

blue whippet chasing a pink ball on the beach

 

butterfly spring
the joy of dance lessons
with the sun

© Xenia Tran

 

black whippet leaping across the beach with a yellow ball

 

blue whippet running through tidal pool with a pink ball

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2, 1/1250 s, ISO 100 and f/3.2, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.

 

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Haiku: Stars on the Horizon

 

candy floss clouds over beach and tidal pools with people and dogs walking

 

shy at first
before the sweetness
new blossoms

© Xenia Tran

 

candy floss clouds over beach and tidal pools with people and dogs walking

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photograps by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.

 

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Haiku: Spring Equinox

 

blue whippet in winter jacket running on the beach with a pink ball

 

an equal chance
to balance winter’s wings
spring equinox

© Xenia Tran

 

black whippet in winter jacket leaping across the beach with a green ball

We wish you all a very happy Monday, a happy Spring Equinox tomorrow 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, 1/500 s, ISO 160 and f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 160.

 

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Haiku: Winter Sun

 

two whippets in jumpers asleep on tartan blanket

 

quick to slip
in and out of every dream
winter sun

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in jumpers snuggled up asleep in winter sun

We wish you all a very relaxing Tuesday!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4, 1/400 s, ISO 100 and f/4, 1/640 s, ISO 100.

 

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Tanka: Remembering The Mountain

 

black whippet and blue whippet in winter jackets sniffing a large stone on the beach covered in snow

 

so much peace
in the wisdom of these stones
beneath the snows
an ancient mountain echoes
a song to guide us home

© Xenia Tran

 

black whippet in winter jacket walking beside large stones on snow covered beach

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 160 and f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 320.

 

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