Haiku: Changing Colours

Raven’s Rock Gorge

 

sunlight beaming through the trees in a forest with autumn leaves

 

changing colours
deep in the raven’s forest
the light breaks through

© Xenia Tran

 

close up shot of black whippet in black harness and brown and white collar in autumn forest

 

blue whippet in a purple harness sprinting down a forest trail

We wish you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful 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, 1/250 s, ISO 160, f/2.8, 1/125 s, ISO 160 and f/2.8, 1/250 s, ISO 100.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing and/or Changeable

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Blast

 

Haiku: Indian Summer

 

smiling blue whippet walking on tidal sands pas seaweed covered stones

 

coats and scarves
left at home, by the door
Indian Summer

© Xenia Tran

 

close up of a smiling black whippet in black harness walking towards the camera on tidal sands

Since yesterday the temperature has risen to 19C here, bringing us a few days of warm in our Autumn season.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/1250 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/800 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem #1517: Hope (Imagination)

 

Our Book is Here

 

close up of black whippet looking up at the camera

 

We have some very exciting news today. After months of selecting poems and images …

 

a blue whippet looking over her right shoulder, draft papers displayed beside her in her dog bed

 

… placing them in seasonal order and several rounds of editing …

 

black whippet looking over his left shoulder towards the camera, several draft papers beside him on the floor

 

… we handed our final version to a designer …

 

front cover of Sharing our Horizon by Xenia Tran

… and our first book to help raise funds for animal rehoming shelters was born.

 

We want to say a very big thank you to all our followers who encouraged us to create a book with colour photographs and poems from our blog.

If we were going to do this, we wanted it to be for a good cause. We will donate 60% of our net profits to animal rehoming shelters. The more books we sell, the more charities we will be able to help. The remaining 40% will be invested in future fundraising projects.

We want to say a very big thank you to John Hubbard for his beautiful cover and print book design, to Darlene Swanson for the ebook design and the teams at Reedsy and Ingram Spark for helping us put everything together.

Our book is now available in paperback and can be ordered from your local bookstore, online bookstores, Barnes & Noble, Fishpond, Adlibris and any other store connected to the Ingram Spark Global network.

Our ebook is available via Kobo, Nook and many others worldwide.

Our Kindle version is available via Amazon worldwide.

For further details on where to order, please visit ‘Our Book‘ page.

We really hope we can make this book a success and help many other dogs find their happy forever homes.

We always remember where we come from and are so grateful for the staff and volunteers in shelters who looked after us when we were there.

Now we want to give something back.

 

a blue whippet running on the beach towards the camera with a big smile

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Birthday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Color

 

Tanka: Ink and Stone

 

two whippets in black jackets and decorative collars looking down from a climbing forest trail

 

on the other side
water gushing down the hills
filling the burn
polishing the rugged stones
writing our new pages

© Xenia Tran

 

clear water running down the hill, between the pine trees, into the stream

 

close up shot of water running down the hill into the stream through a small waterfall

We are so grateful to see the rain filling the burns (streams) and lochs again after a long dry Summer!

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 320, f/3.2, 1/125 s, ISO 100 and f/3.2, 1/200 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem #1518: Inkstone and Pencil

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Rugged

 

Haiku: Autumn Gold

 

two whippets in black coats on a forest trail with golden ferns

 

autumn gold
one fern after another
tumbling river

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in winter jackets on forest trail with golden ferns

 

two whippets in winter jackets on forest trail with golden ferns

We wish you all a very happy Monday, a happy Thanksgiving to our friends in Canada, and a wonderful new week!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Setting: f/3.2, 1/100 s and ISO 125, f/3.2, 1/60 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem’s Quest for a New Masterpiece #4: Autumn Leaves

 

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

Paula’s Thursday’s Special Pick a Word in October Y3: Gushing

 

Wordless Wednesday: Come Walk This Way

Cairngorms National Park

 

blue whippet in winter coat climbing a mountain trail, seen from behind

 

blue whippet in winter coat pausing to sniff a large stone on a mountain trail, seen from behind

 

a black whippet in a winter jacket on a mountain trail looking back at the camera over his right shoulder

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/640 s, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/800 s, ISO 100 and f/3.5, 1/250 s, ISO 100.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: From the Back