Haiku: Best Friends

 

a black whippet in a winter jacket splashing through a tidal lagoon

 

with every step
fountains in the water
her best friend

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet in a winter jacket splashing through a tidal lagoon towards a blue whippet in a winter jacket

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, 1/640 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 100.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #23: Celebrations

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Ripple

 

Haiku: In the Moment

 

a black whippet in a winter jacket smiling on the shore at sunrise

 

being present
to watch the sunrise
a smiling dog

© Xenia Tran

 

sunrise over the Moray Firth

 

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 160 and f/4, 1/800 s, ISO 100.

 

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #230: Exist & Today

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Tranquil

 

Mandalas of Joy

 

blue whippet in a winter jacket running through the dunes with morning frost on bent grass

 

if I could paint joy
there’d be a lightness of brush
a palette of earth’s finest treasures
the colours would sing
inviting you in
to dance in a rhythm
of bliss beyond measure

© Xenia Tran

 

close up shot of melting frost on bent grass, with blurred mandalas in the background

We are overcome with joy and gratitude that after three years of campaigning, our local wildlife and award winning beaches will be safe from proposed ship-to-ship oil transfers. One leading academic described our home and breeding ground of bottlenose dolphins and other precious wildlife as ‘the least appropriate location on the whole coast of Europe to undertake this activity‘.

The entire campaign is a testament to what communities can do when they come together for the greater good, helped by environmental and wildlife conservation groups as well as local politicians.

I forgot to readjust the settings on my camera when taking the photograph of the melting frost on bent grass. It looks as if in that moment, the camera captured my feelings. To me, the mandalas dancing in the light represent happiness and all that is good in the world.

The source of the quote and more information about the campaign can be found on the Cromarty Rising website.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/320 s, ISO 160 and f/2.8, 1/1250 s, ISO 100.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #22: Happiness is …

dVerse Poetics: Secret Ingredient

 

Tanka: Tranquility

 

two whippets in winter jackets on a forest trail

 

light passes
through the trees anew
this young December
venus and the waning moon
soothe us into peace

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in winter jackets on a forest trail with leafless birch

 

a black whippet in a winter jacket pauses on a forest trail to look up between the trees

We wish you all a very tranquil Tuesday!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5, 1/80 s, ISO 200, f/3.5, 1/60 s, ISO 250 and f/3.5, 1/80 s, ISO 250.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Tranquil

 

Haiku: Happiness

 

sunrise over the Moray Firth, blue mountains across the water

 

rising
with the sun
happiness

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in winter jackets playing on a sandbar on the Moray Firth, a golden glow from the rising sun across the water

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/4, 1/640 s, ISO 160 and f/2.8, 1/1250 s, ISO 160.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #22: Happiness is …

 

Haiku: From the Forest

 

two whippets by the roots of a large driftwood tree on the beach

 

stranded
what a journey
this tree

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet looking into the distance from behind a large driftwood tree on the beach

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 and f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 160.

 

Carpe Diem #1556: Fleeting Autumn (yuku aki)

 

Tanka: A Walk at Sunset

 

two whippets in winter jackets on tidal sands at sunset

 

lilac and gold
brush strokes shimmer
in tidal pools
while the sun slips away
we feel the moon rising

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet in a winter jacket with a ball in his mouth standing on tidal sands at sunset

 

a black whippet in a winter jacket with a ball in his mouth walking on tidal sands at sunset

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/5.6, 1/100 s, ISO 200 and f/5, 1/125 s, ISO 200.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Contact

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Walk