Tanka: In the Moment

two whippets in black jackets on a forest trail looking up

flying squirrel …
for a moment we forget
falling leaves
the colours of life changing
into life itself

© Xenia Tran

fallen pine cones and needles with young green fern

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5 – 1/125 s – ISO 200, f/5 – 1/400 s – ISO 400 and f/5 – 1/200 s – ISO 200.

Nurturing Thursday

Carpe Diem #1839: Colors of Life

Word of the Day Challenge: Healing

Tanka: Eagle’s Rest

a blue and white whippet in a black jacket walking past reeds on the loch shore

the loch reflects
autumn’s afterglow
the peace
in reeds and mended pathways
this blessed day belongs to

© Xenia Tran

Lochan Mor in autumn with leafless trees and reeds

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 Hs, Settings: f/5 – 1/125 s – ISO 100, f/5 – 1/400 s – ISO 400 and f/5 – 1/250 s – ISO 320.

Tanka Thursday: Mend

Jez Braithwaite’s Fan Of … #84

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Aquiline

Tanka: Caledonia Pine

a black whippet in a winter jacket in an autumn forest

winding their way
through autumn’s forest
old roots
exposed and yet untorn
from earth’s stamp and pathways

© Xenia Tran

an ancient pine tree with the lower half of roots exposed

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/80 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/100 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/200 s- ISO 100.

Nurturing Thursday: Always on Time

Tanka Thursday: Torn

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word 2020-3 – Canine

Word of the Day Challenge: Amazing

Tanka: The Same Notes

a black whippet in a maroon jacket on a forest trail in autumn

haunting melody
from an empty boathouse
the same notes
spill over the loch
where the saxophonist played

© Xenia Tran

a birch tree with golden leaves hanging over Loch Dunmoreover

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Haunt/Haunted

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Empty Room

Word of the Day Challenge: Improvizing

Tanka: Tilting Cloud

two whippets on a forest trail in autumn

today’s postcard
of an autumn palette
where clouds tilt
grey turns to vivid blue
hanging on an echo

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet on a forest trail

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a wonderful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Postcard

Twiglet #199: Hanging on an Echo

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Grey turns to Blue

Word of the Day Challenge: Vivid

Tanka: Wilderness Calling

close up of two whippets on a sofa

cosy in the warmth
of candles and cuddles
we accept
how wet these days can be
the promises to ponder

© Xenia Tran

two whippets snuggled up on the sofa

Wishing you all a wonderful Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/100 s – ISO 320, f/2.8 – 1/30 s – ISO 400 and f/2.8 – 1/8 s – ISO 400.

Nurturing Thursday: Inside Job

Tanka Thursday: Promise

Carpe Diem #1835: Caught by the Call

Your Daily Word Prompt: Discern

Tanka: Guests and Geese

a blue and white whippet on a rock in the forest

dogs in coats
colours on the hill change
at their own pace
guests and geese begin
to travel home

© Xenia Tran

a flock of brent geese flying south

Wishing you all a happy Monday and blessed new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #118: Communication

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #159-160: Fall Foliage – Goose

Tanka: After the Storm

a black whippet in a raincoat climbing a forest trail

rain softens earth
where trees are falling
side by side
we walk through changing forests
learning how to grow

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a raincoat on a forest trail

We hope everyone in the path of Storm Alex is safe and well.

Wishing you all a blessed Monday and a peaceful 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 – 1/60 s – ISO 200, f/2.8 – 1/60 s – ISO 320 and f/2.8 – 1/60 s – ISO 400.

Carpe Diem #1830: Storm

Carpe Diem Time Challenge #4: Rainy Days

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Handle

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #117: A Photo Walk

Tanka: Celebration

outcrops with seaweed at low tide

sky holds blue
each route at the crossroads
guided by a star
to celebrate our journeys
with poems old and new

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet walking on tidal sands

A very big thank you and many congratulations to Kristjaan Panneman, who founded Carpe Diem Haiku Kai eight years ago today.

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a blessed rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1200 s – ISO 100, f/4 – 1/100 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

Carpe Diem Celebrates its 8th Anniversary

Twiglet #196: Sky Hold Blue

Eve Castle’s Tanka Thursday: Crossroads

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word 2020-2 (Volte Face)

Tanka: The Day’s Palette

a lensball on a seaweed covered outcrop

the day’s palette
a hazy blue and green
at high tide
tomorrow’s footprints
wait for us in sand and sea

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet walking a long tidal lagoon with a yellow ball

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100, f/5.6 – 1/800 s – ISO 200 and f/4.5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Nurturing Thursday: Letting Things Go

Tanka Thursday: Tomorrow

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Footprint

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #45