Haiku: Children’s Answers

 

two whippets in black winter jacket on a forest trail with light rain

 

children paint
the answer to our question
a winter’s day

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in black winter jackets sniffing a fallen tree in a wet winter forest

 

a sign explaining what we can find under logs in Rosehall Forest designed by children

From a wet Winter Forest we wish you a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #237: Answer & Question

 

Tanka: Treasures

 

a blue whippet in a black winter jacket beside a large pine and a fallen tree

 

exploring
the wolf within
remembers
treasures of the forest
a winter in the wild

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in black winter jackets in the forest

 

a blue whippet in a black winter jacket sniffing the ground beneath ancient pine

We wish you all a very blessed and happy New Year!

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 125 and f/2.8, 1/60 s, ISO 125.

 

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #234: Seek & Find

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Floor

 

Haiku: In the Moment

 

a black whippet in a winter jacket smiling on the shore at sunrise

 

being present
to watch the sunrise
a smiling dog

© Xenia Tran

 

sunrise over the Moray Firth

 

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/1600 s, ISO 160 and f/4, 1/800 s, ISO 100.

 

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #230: Exist & Today

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Tranquil

 

Haibun: The Bigger Picture

 

a black whippet striding through a forest in dappled light

 

In this forest, our heart is our compass. We follow the trail of fallen leaves, the dappled light between trees. The ground rises, we climb with moss. The rich smell of soil and mushrooms rises further still.

floating clouds
above pine and beech
nature’s painting

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet running towards the camera on a forest trail

 

view from the top of Raven's Rock Gorge across the autumn trees towards the mountains

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.

Settings: f/2.8, 1/160 s, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/640 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/800 s, ISO 160.

 

Carpe Diem Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Carpe Diem #1526: Quote … Impressionism

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #16: Big Can Be Beautiful Too

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #224: Art & Compass

 

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.

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: All-Time Favorites

Carpe Diem #1445: Cooling on the Porch

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #204: Choice & Faith

 

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

 

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.

 

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: The Light of the World

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #197: Fun & Sun

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Free and Easy