Castle Ardvreck (Highlands, Scotland)

We are delighted to share this beautiful poem by Carol L Hatfield which was inspired by our photographs of Castle Ardvreck from yesterday’s Wordless Wednesday post Castle in the Rain.

In Other Words....

Castle Ardvreck

My thanks to Xenia, whose photos inspired this poem.

(photo from castlesfortsbattles.co.uk)

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Wordless Wednesday: Castle in the Rain

Ardvreck Castle

The ruin of the tower of Ardvreck Castle in the Spring rain
The ruin of the tower of Ardvreck Castle in the Spring rain with the hills in the background
The ruin of the tower of Ardvreck Castle with Spring rain coming down over the hills beyond Loch Assynt

We are delighted to see that these images inspired a beautiful poem by fellow blogger Carol L Hatfield at In Other Words, entitled Castle Ardvreck. Please go check it out.

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2 – 1/500 s – ISO 100, f/4 – 1/250 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/640 s – ISO 160.

Wordless Wednesday

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Tower

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Island

Your Daily Word Prompt: Wherever

Wordless Wednesday: Plodda Falls

Glen Affric

a douglas fir tree see from below with exposed roots by a waterfall
a waterfall with a viewing platform overhanging the cliff and falls
view from the overhanging viewing platform above Plodda Falls

A spontaneous walk to the edge of the viewing platform overhanging the waterfall in the first two images gives you the view in the image above.

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/4 – 1/30 s – ISO 200, f/2.8 – 1/125 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/60 s – ISO 125.

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Splash

Gerry’s Weekly Word Prompt: Spontaneity

Silent Sunday: Beside the Loch

a wider view of the loch surrounded by pine trees
dancing lights flickering across the loch with trees in the foreground, mountains behind the opposite shore

Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday from Inshriach Forest,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4 – 1/800 s – ISO 100 and f/7.1 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Silent Sunday

Sue’s Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Peaceful

Becca’s Sunday Trees

Silent Sunday: Glen Affric

view along the River Affric above Dog Falls in Spring
view along the River Affric above Dog Falls in Spring
view of the River Affric from the north bank with small waterfalls in Spring

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/4 – 1/320 s – ISO 160, f/4 – 1/400 s – ISO 200 and f/4 – 1/125 s – ISO 100.

Silent Sunday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #44: Harmony

Becca’s Sunday Trees

Silent Sunday: Winter Landscape

a snow covered wooden bench beside the dunes overlooking the Moray Firth
snow covered bent grass, gorse and dunes overlooking the Moray Firth

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/3.5 – 1/60 s – ISO 640 and f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Silent Sunday

XingfuMama’s Pull Up A Seat Photo Challenge 2019 – Week 5

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #31: Landscape

Silent Sunday: Art in Nature

a wooden bench made from tree trunks overlooking Findhorn Bay
view to the north side of Findhorn Bay with an anchored sailing boat
close up shot of spiral seashell inlay on top of tree-stump table
close-up shot of seashells on wood catching the morning sun

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4, 1/500 s, ISO 160, f/2.8, 1/1600 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/2000 s, ISO 160.

Silent Sunday

Lens-Artists Weeky Photo Challenge #28: Curves

 

Wordless Wednesday: Winter’s Reflection

Dornoch Firth

Winter view across the Dornoch Firth, seen from the West
a barn and farmhouse beside birch and pine trees reflected in the water
View towards the East along the Dornoch Firth in Winter

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4, 1/200 s, ISO 160, f/4.5, 1/60 s, ISO 200 and f/4, 1/500 s, ISO 400.

Wordless Wednesday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #27: My Travels

Sunday Stills: Reflect

Haiku: Winter Solstice

leafless trees, a pile of ancient stones and a stone bench silhouetted in morning mist with a hazy sun

in mist
twice the sunlight
on solstice day

© Xenia Tran

sun breaking through morning mist and low cloud above the river Shin in Sutherland
sun breaking through morning mist and low cloud above the river Shin in Sutherland

Wishing everyone in the Northern Hemisphere a Happy Winter Solstice, everyone in the Southern Hemisphere a Happy Summer Solstice and everyone who celebrates Christmas happy Holidays!

We are taking a short blogging break and will be back next week.

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.3, 1/1000 s, ISO 200, f/5, 1/1000 s, ISO 160 and f/4, 1/1000 s, ISO 125.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #65: Solstice II

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Solstice

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #25: Reflections

Wordless Wednesday: Memories

a seal snoozing on a sandbar with a big smile on her face
a male seal barking next to a snoozing sleeping seal on a sandbar, a heron stands across the water
three grey and white common seals snoozing on a sandbar

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.5, 1/320 s, ISO 200, f/6.3, 1/320 s, ISO 200 and f/6.3, 1/320 s, ISO 160.

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Memories

Wordless Wednesday