Haiku: One Last Wave

Lochan Mor

 

a blue whippet in a purple harness walking on a forest trail in autumn colours

 

remembering
the last wave of lily pads
towards home

© Xenia Tran

 

Lochan Mor in autumn colours with fading reeds and lily pads

You can see the water lilies in bloom in our earlier post ‘Swimming‘ on our sister blog.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/250 s, ISO 100 and f/3.2, 1/200 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

 

Tanka: Purple Splendour

two whippets on a mountain trail with abundant heather in bloom

shining bright
the scent of heather
every flower
unique in the light
the way we all can be

© Xenia Tran

blue whippet in purple harness on top of a hill surrounded by blooming heather

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/4.5, 1/800 s, ISO 160 and f/4.5, 1/640 s, ISO 100.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #11: Small is Beautiful

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Copious

Wordless Wednesday: September Flowers

 

blue whippet in purple harness beside heather in bloom

 

black whippet in a black harness beside a wooden bridge and heather in bloom

 

close up shot of scabiosa flower with purple heather in the background

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/320 s, ISO 100, f/4, 1/320 s, ISO 100 and f/4, 1/400 s, ISO 200.

 

Wordless Wednesday

 

Haiku: Gleann Einich

Cairngorms National Park

 

two whippets playing among heather in the mountains

 

lit by the sun
the suppleness of heather
wraps around the hills

© Xenia Tran

 

Gleann Einich clad in purple heather

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4.5, 1/800 s, ISO 160 and f/4.5, 1/1000 s, ISO 160.

 

Wordless Wednesday: Heather Horizons

Cairngorms National Park

 

two whippets walking through heather-clad hills

 

two whippets standing on a heather-clad hill

 

purple heather in bloom covering the hillsides

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/3.4, 1/1000 s, ISO 200, f/4, 1/1000 s, ISO 200 and f/4.5, 1/1000 s, ISO 200.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #8: Colorful

Wordless Wednesday

 

Haibun: The Love of Trees

Cairngorms National Park

 

forest trail in the glen in Spring with pine and brown heather

 

It is warm in the glen today where firs provide some welcome shade. We get to know them one by one. The mother trees who feed the young, gradually passing on their wisdom. The grandmothers, who still have so much more to give. They nurture the trunks of sons blown over in gales, offering homes to birds and red squirrels.

They welcome us with open arms and make us feel at home here. The loving scent of pine spills easily onto our trail. Even in their next life, the trees will keep on giving.

still breathing
a bridge that carries us
across melting snow

© Xenia Tran

 

black whippet walking across a wooden bridge over the melting snows

 

I am hosting Haibun Monday at dVerse tonight, a virtual pub for poets. The topic is compassion inspired by the writings of Kobayashi Issa (1763-1828). You are invited to compose a haibun that shows or alludes to compassion, without using the actual word. The pub opens at 8pm GMT and I will update the link below once the bar is open.

This is also my 30th and final contribution to Carpe Diem’s Spring Retreat 2018, a retreat where we were invited to share haiku, haibun and tanka about ‘The Light of the World’ every day for thirty days. A very big thank you to all of you who have followed me on this journey across both of my blogs. For a total list of contributions from myself and other poets please click on the link below.

We wish you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: The Light of the World

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World

dVerse Poets Haibun Monday: Compassion

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