Haiku: Spring Equinox

a black whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket sniffing the ground in the dunes

exploring
the lightness of spring
in my heart

© Xenia Tran

a smiling black whippet in a winter jacket running down from the dunes
a smiling black whippet in a winter jacket running down from the dunes

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/800 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

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Wordless Wednesday: Bringing Light into the Shadow

a blue and white whippet with a yellow ball walking on the beach by dunes and WWII defences
a blue and white whippet with a yellow ball walking on the beach by dunes and WWII defences
close up shot of a smiling blue and white whippet with a yellow ball in her mouth walking on the beach beside WWII defences

Wishing you all a wonderful Spring Equinox,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Shadows

Haibun: Growing

a black whippet in a winter jacket standing on the dunes below the pine trees with an orange ball in his mouth

Ah those waves can roll. Standing here, with the sand between my toes, I wonder. I wonder what it will be like to run along with the waves. The wind is cold and strong. I’m wearing a warm jacket. Sometimes, I remember how scared I used to be. Scared of the waves, scared of the wind. The outside world, which seemed normal to others, was new to me. There was a lot to take in. A lot to understand. A lot to trust.

every step
in eternity’s light
a full star

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a winter jacket running along the beach with an orange ball in his mouth
a black whippet in a winter jacket running along the beach with an orange ball in his mouth

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/800 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

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Haiku: A Gentle Touch

a blue and white whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket by driftwood on the beach

a gentle touch
will guide us to a good place
in the breeze

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket walking towards the dunes from the beach
bent grass blowing in the wind in the dunes with rolling waves in the background

We wish 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 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

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Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #245: Easy & Ride

Tanka: A Tree’s Journey

close up of a black whippet looking across the beach, seen from behind

waves leave
a voice from the forest
the path of a tree
oh what would it be like
to make this journey

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a grey and maroon winter jacket sniffing a driftwood tree covered in sand

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 and f/3.2 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #244: Sound & Motion

Wordless Wednesday: Zoomies in the Wind

a blue whippet in a winter jacket standing on the dunes looking out over the sea with a black whippet climbing towards her
two whippets in winter jackets leaping across the beach on a windy day
two whippets in winter jackets leaping across the beach on a windy day

Although it’s still windy today, the worst of Storm Gareth has now passed. Thank you for all your good wishes yesterday and we hope you’ve kept warm and dry!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/800 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Haibun: Shifting Sands

a black whippet in a grey and maroon winter jacket sniffing the sand on the beach

The rafters are rattling as Storm Gareth sweeps by. The temperature has dropped again, the winter coats are on. The dunes look different. We can see roots of grass, seaweed in unfamiliar places.

a new trail
each curve and contour
sculpted by the waves

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a grey and maroon winter jacket sniffing the sand on the beach
a blue and white whippet in a grey and maroon winter jacket sniffing the sand on the beach

We hope everyone in Storm Gareth’s path stays safe and dry.

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 and f/3.2 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

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