Haiku: Ascension Day

a blue and white whippet walking by a wooden sculpture in the forest

Ascension Day
a myriad of ways
to be reborn

© Xenia Tran

a new tree growing from an old stump in the forest

First of all we want to say a warm-hearted thank you for all your heart-felt messages and condolences we received after Eivor’s passing. It means a lot and it is deeply moving how so many of you feel a connection to him and his amazing spirit. He looked at everything in life with love and I am sure he could feel the love you have for him and your own animal friends and companions too.

As promised yesterday, I am sharing a few more special moments from the last days of his life today and over the next few days.

We wish you all a blessed Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Myriad

Puente Poetry: Talking Trees

Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail

the Inner Man sculpture by Frank Bruce

most of his words are marked
by a red pen, he learns more from
rockpools and sunsets, from a wind that
whistles through leaves in the wood

~ your gift is right here ~

in the fallen trees, sharing
deep meaning without written words
from nature, for nature
your soul can grow while it’s healing

© Xenia Tran

a sculpture on the Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail

If you are new to the Puente form you can see an earlier example with a brief explanation in last week’s post Presence, featuring Frank Bruce’s epitaph.

Those of you who have been following the blog for many years may recognise the Frank Bruce Sculpture Trail from our earlier post Evanescent.

Frank Bruce (1931 – 2009) was dyslexic, left school at the age of thirteen and later became a self-taught artist. He insisted that his art should always be available to everybody free of charge and that his sculptures should be allowed to decay and return to nature.

Wishing you all a happy Monday and peaceful start to the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 560, f/4.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 450 and f/4 – 1/1250 s – ISO 500.

PI Poetry Prompt: Whistle

Earthweal: Wounded Healer – Songs of the Earth Shaman

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Glimpse

Wordless Wednesday: A Bear from the Past

Raven’s Rock Gorge

a blue and white whippet in a black jacket running down a forest trail
a wooden bear sculpture in forest clearing

The wooden bear sculpture is a tribute to the bears who once roamed here. We were glad to see it hadn’t been covered by the latest landslips and that most of the trees around him survived the storm too.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Jez Braithwaite’s Fan of … #81

Haiku: Heron in the Wood

a whippet in a jacket beside a wooden heron sculpture in autumn woods

moon gazing
the heron changes colour
autumn woods

© Xenia Tran

a palette of browns, russets, greens and golds in autumn woods

Wishing you all a magical Thursday,

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 100, f/2.8 – 1/250 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/320 s – ISO 160.

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Deep

Word of the Day Prompt: Light

Haibun: Deep Time

Knockan Crag Nature Reserve

a blue and white whippet at Knockan Crag on the trail beside the sculpture of a female geologist

The grass-covered roof of the Rock Room blends in with the ferns and heather of the hillside. Inside are display boards in English and Gaelic, explaining how parts of the earth’s crust have travelled long distances. The older mylonites on display at Knockan Crag had been forced up against and over the later Cambrian layer.

There’s a sculpture of two geologists, Ben Peach and John Horne, to celebrate these findings. Today the grass is growing around Horne’s feet, some of the seeds tickle his knees. The sun feels extra warm after the morning’s showers.

deep time
so many treasures
breathing the same air

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet sniffing the ground by the sculpture of Peach and Horne at Knockan Crag

You can find more photographs with a triple haibun about this beautiful nature reserve in Moving Earth and a few photographs taken from inside the Rock Room in North West Highlands Geopark.

Wishing you all a wonderful Thursday and a happy weekend ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4 – 1/640 s – ISO 160, f/2.8 – 1/640 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 160.

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Sculpture

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Unexpected

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday: Celebrate

dVerse Poets: Open Link Night #247

This poem features in Between Heather and Grass. If you haven’t read the book yet, feel free to take a peek inside:

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