Tanka: Thank you to the Forest

two whippets in black jackets on a forest trail

immersed
in earth smells and warm light
autumn forest
we are grateful for your welcome
the love that wraps around

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in jackets sniffing the forest trail together

Wishing all of you a wonderful Thursday and those of you who celebrate a Happy Thanksgiving, and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: 4/4 – 1/60 s – ISO 400, f/5.6 – 1/250 s – ISO 800 and f/5 – 1/60 s – ISO 400.

Nurturing Thursday: Gratitude and Thanksgiving

Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Words that Contain ‘r’ and ‘s’

Wordless Wednesday: The Only Sound is Nature

a blue and white whippet in a black jacket looking up between the pine trees
a blue and white whippet in a jacket looking ahead between the pine trees

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/4 – 1/80 s – ISO 125, f/4.5 – 1/500 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/80 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Your Daily Word Prompt: Tranquil

Haiku: Golden Glen

close up of two whippets in black jackets on an autumnal forest trail

breath of the glen
crowns of pine and leafless trees
stretch towards the light

© Xenia Tran

view across the glen towards the hills beyond

We are deeply honoured and delighted to have a new haiku (in Dutch) included in the Haiku-kantelkalender 2021. The calendar features fifty-two haiku by poets from Belgium and The Netherlands and is available from Haiku-centrum Vlaanderen (9 Euro per calendar plus postage). A very big thank you to Ferre Denis and the team for including my poem and putting this beautiful calendar together.

Haiku kantelkalender 2021

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2 – 1/640 s – ISO 100, f/3.2 – 1/400 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #333: Life & View (Breath & Stretch)

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Crown

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

Wordless Wednesday: Rainwater Rivulet

two whippets in black jackets either side of an overflowing stream on a forest trail
autumnal trees reflected in a wider part of a rivulet crossing the forest trail

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4 – 1/100 s – ISO 200 and f/4 – 1/250 s – ISO 200.

Wordless Wednesday

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #51

Haiku: Homecoming

a smiling black whippet in a black jacket on a forest trail

autumn woods
joy emerges every step
of the trail

© Xenia Tran

a smiling blue and white whippet in a black jacket on a forest trail

Wishing you all all a happy 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/4 – 1/160 s – ISO 100, f/4 – 1/125 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/200 s – ISO 100.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #122: Found in the Neighborhood

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Emerge

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

Wordless Wednesday: Peaceful Waters

Lochan Mor

a black whippet on the shores of Lochan Mor
Lochan Mor in autumn with gold and leafless trees

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

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 – ISO 200, f/4 – 1/500 s – ISO 200 and f/4.5 – 1/400 s – ISO 200.

Wordless Wednesday

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #50

Haiku: Aureate

two whippets in an aureate autumnal forest with the sun coming through

new beginnings
the sun tips her healing warmth
on autumn’s gold

© Xenia Tran

a blue sky over the loch below an autumnal forest

Wishing you all a very happy 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 – 1/125 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/200 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/250 s – ISO 160.

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word – 2020-3 (Aureate, Canine)

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #122: The Sun will come out Tomorrow

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #331: First & Heal (Beginnings & Healing)

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