Haiku: Golden Hour

 

a blue whippet in a winter jacket walking towards the camera across tidal sands and shingle

 

shingle
left here by the surf
one cosmos

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet in a grey and maroon winter jacket walking across tidal sands and shingle

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

 

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Vanishing Point

 

Tanka: Moonlight Lingers

 

waterfall flowing over rocks, a face appears in the tumbling flow

 

winter moon
reflected in waterfalls
her spirit
familiar and soothing
beyond her sweep of sky

© Xenia Tran

 

action shot of a blue whippet in a winter jacket running over a brow towards the camera, followed by a black whippet

 

action shot of a blue whippet in a winter jacket running up a hill towards the camera, followed by a black whippet

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5, 1/30 s, ISO 200 and f/3.5, 1/100 s, ISO 200.

 

Carpe Diem #1580: Moonlight

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: The Great Outdoors

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Partner

 

Wordless Wednesday: New Horizons

 

a winter woodland trail beside a stream and a wooden bridge

 

two whippets in winter jackets running towards the camera along a forest trail beside a stream

 

two whippets in winter jackets running towards the camera along a forest trail beside a stream

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5, 1/30 s, ISO 200 and f/3.5, 1/40 s, ISO 200.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: On the Horizon

 

Haiku: Winter Mist

 

two whippets in winter jackets walking towards each other on a slope in a winter forest

 

sharing a secret
between pine trees
winter mist

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in winter jackets passing each other on an incline in a winter pine forest

 

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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

 

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge: New

Carpe Diem #1575: Fuyukasumi (Winter Mist)

 

Wordless Wednesday: Winter Warmers

 

a black whippet in a grey sweater on a green sofa, catching the sun

 

a blue whippet in a grey sweater on a green sofa, smiling towards the camera

 

close up shot of a black whippet in a grey sweater on a green sofa

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 250 and f/2.8, 1/25 s, ISO 400.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Lit from Within

 

Haibun: A Safe Landing

 

a blue whippet in a winter jacket walking across seaweed covered stones beside a tidal pool

 

The journey from breeder to buyer, from buyer to shelter and from shelter to a forever home can be measured in time, in geographical distance. The inner journey is often different, when the world you once knew is turned upside down.

Nature is a great healer. The soothing sound of the sea, the call of a gull, the deep silence in rock pools. Green seaweed glistening in the sun gives comforting smells, a new sense of home and belonging. Our roots grow deeper. Our love grows deeper still.

beaver moon
another leap forward
this journey

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet in a winter jacket leaping across a rock pool at low tide

 

a blue whippet in a winter jacket landing on the sand after leaping across a rock pool at low tide

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, 1/2000 s, ISO 160 and f/2.8, 1/1600 s, ISO 160.

 

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #60: The Quest for a Masterpiece goes on … Journey

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #62: Winter Moon

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Blue

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #21: Splash

 

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