Wordless Wednesday: Alt na Bodachan

Glen Affric

a blue and white whippet in a black jacket sniffing the bluebells in front of a cascading burn
a black whippet in a black jacket looking over his right shoulder in front of a cascading burn, a blue and white whippet sniffing bluebells in the background
cascading waters of Alt na Bodachan in Glen Affric in Spring

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Splash

Haibun: A View from Above

Glen Affric

a black whippet in a black jacket walking on a forest trail with spring grass and heather

The trail climbs between birch and Douglas fir. Protected from the breeze it carries us higher and higher. We hear water gushing below, the sound of insects humming.

wrapped around
these hills and glens
the hearts of many

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in black jackets sniffing the spring grass along a woodland trail

We stop to sniff the grass. Our companion finds the courage to walk onto a wooden platform and gaze over the cascading falls of Abhainn Deabhag.

in the bends
a burn and river meet
their own universe

© Xenia Tran

water falls and cascades, pine trees and rock where the Abhainn Deabhag joins Alt na Bodachan

You can see images of the viewing platform in our post Plodda Falls on our sister blog Tranature. It is a real treat to walk here.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2 – 1/100 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/100 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/60 s – ISO 100.

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Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Courage

Haiku: Nature’s Voice

Glen Affric

two whippets in black jackets on a forest trail with green heather and spring leaves

climbing this hill
the voice of the tumbling burn
a true companion

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in black jackets on a forest trail looking down onto a burn between the trees
the lower part of a water fall splashing into a burn with smaller cascades around it

(‘burn’ is a Scottish word for ‘stream’)

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/3.2 – 1/250 s – ISO 100, f/3.2 – 1/200 s ISO 100 and f/4.5 – 1/50 s – ISO 100.

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Distinguish

Becca’s Nurturing Thursdays: Focus

Tanka: Moonlight Lingers

 

waterfall flowing over rocks, a face appears in the tumbling flow

 

winter moon
reflected in waterfalls
her spirit
familiar and soothing
beyond her sweep of sky

© Xenia Tran

 

action shot of a blue whippet in a winter jacket running over a brow towards the camera, followed by a black whippet

 

action shot of a blue whippet in a winter jacket running up a hill towards the camera, followed by a black whippet

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5, 1/30 s, ISO 200 and f/3.5, 1/100 s, ISO 200.

 

Carpe Diem #1580: Moonlight

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: The Great Outdoors

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Partner

 

Tanka: Two as One

Cairngorms National Park

 

water cascading down a mountain stream over large stones

 

living water
touching the stones
two as one
our hearts meet in a dream
the present will follow

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in winter jackets and snoods bending down together to sniff something on top of the mountain

 

two whippets in winter jackets and snoods bending down together to sniff something on top of the mountain

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/4, 1/160 s, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 160 and f/5.6, 1/125 s, ISO 400.

 

Carpe Diem #1513: Dreamer

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Haiku: Leaping Salmon

 

head shot of a black whippet looking ahead, ears raised and highly alert

 

a force for good
salmon leap above the flow
of falling water

© Xenia Tran

 

a salmon leaping against the flow near the top of a powerful waterfall

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/5.6, 1/40 s, ISO 1600 and f/2.8, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.

 

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Haiku: Water Speaks

 

black whippet in black harness turns to his left in dappled light and long grass

 

friendly forest
where every waterfall
returns a smile

© Xenia Tran

 

close up of a waterfall where a smiling face appears in the flowing water

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/2.8, 1/1000 s, ISO 100 and f/6.3, 1/500 s, ISO 100.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Treat

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #41: Waterfall

Rag Tag Daily Prompt #40: Dappled