Haiku: Earth’s Garden

 

a blue whippet in a black winter jacket between the pine trees

 

a new day
sensing its beauty
earth’s garden

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet in a black winter jacket sniffing the grass between the pine trees

 

a black whippet in a black winter jacket sniffing the grass between the pine trees, a blue whippet in a winter jacket walking behind him

We wish you all a very happy Tuesday and a wonderful 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 – 1/60 s – ISO 125, f/3.2 – 1/80 s – ISO 200 and f/3.2 – 1/80 s – ISO 160.

 

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Garden

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Texture

 

Haiku: Dream World

Achany Forest

 

wooden sculpture of a hawk in Achany Forest

 

as if in a dream
connecting us all
nature’s love

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket beside a wooden hawk sculpture on a forest trail

 

a dreamy blurry image of two whippets in winter jackets on a frozen forest trail

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/100 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/80 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/200 s, ISO 100.

 

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Intimate

 

Haiku: Colours of Joy

 

view over the River Shin in morning mist from Achany Forest

 

mist rises
the day warms into
infinite joy

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in maroon winter jackets chasing each other through the forest

 

a blue whippet in a maroon winter jacket leaping past a black whippet in a maroon winter jacket on a forest trail

Wishing you all a very happy Tuesday!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4 -1/100 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/80 s – ISO 100.

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Color of Your Choice

 

Haibun: Before Spring

 

a black whippet in a blue and black winter jacket striding out along the beach

 

Big waves bring driftwood trees, the wind covers them with sand. Some branches and root balls reach for the sky, casting a filigree of shadows. Hovering on salty air, gulls survey a new landscape.

melting snow
earth re-arranges herself
before spring

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet in a blue and black winter jacket approaching a partially covered driftwood tree on the beach

 

driftwood and root balls, partially covered by sand on the beach and one driftwood tree planted upright

The weather has been wild here during Storm Erik and we hope everyone in his path is safe and well.

Wishing 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 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100, f/3.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 160 and f/5.6 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

 

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #72: First Spring Gust

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #32: Shadows

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Flare

 

Ruba’i: One More Glance

 

close up shot of black whippet in a blue winter jacket looking over the snow-covered bent grass

 

Glancing at all this beauty, before it melts away
the snow has been amazing, we so wish it could stay
we love it now with all our heart, while we run and play
to touch the stars that sparkle here, brightening our day.

© Xenia Tran

 

close up shot of blue whippet in a purple and black winter jacket looking out over the snow-covered bent grass

 

close up shot of snow flakes on bent grass

Although the snow didn’t stay here long, we are very grateful for the few days we could enjoy it.

Frank at dVerse Poets invites us to create a Ruba’i (a classical Persian quatrain or double couplet with 13-syllable lines and a rhyme scheme of aaaa or aaba) or a Rubaiyat (a collection of more than one quatrain).

Last Friday I posted Fishertown Rubaiyat, an 8-syllable interlocking Rubaiyat, and today I wanted to experiment with the traditional Persian form. If you are interested in playing along, the prompt stays open until the end of the month.

 

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100, f/3.2 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

 

dVerse Poets Poetry Forms: The Rubaiyat

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Depth of Field

 

Haiku: Snow Dunes

 

a blue whippet in a purple and black winterjacket in snow-covered dunes

 

the earth’s hum
a promise of new growth
beneath the snow

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet in a purple and black winter jacket in snow-covered dunes

 

a blue whippet in a purple and black winter jacket and a black whippet in a blue and black winter jacket walking through snow-covered dunes

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100 and f/3.5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Growth

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Hum

 

Haiku: Fresh Snow

 

a blue whippet peeping over the snow-covered dunes

 

fresh snow
bent grass bows towards
the white blue sea

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet in a winter jacket among snow covered bent grass

Wishing 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/3.2 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100 and f/3.2 – 1/2000 s – ISO 160.

 

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #71: Still Cold