Wordless Wednesday: Beach Time

a blue and white whippet playing in the sand on the beach by the waterline
a blue and white whippet playing in the sand on the beach by the waterline
a blue and white whippet playing in the sand on the beach by the waterline and peeping over the edge of the raised sand bar
a blue and white whippet on the beach with an orange ball climbing over the edge of the raised sand near the waterline

The temperature rose to 16C today and we’re taking a short blogging break to enjoy the fine weather over the Easter Holidays.

We wish you all a very happy Wednesday, a Happy Easter if you’re celebrating, and a wonderful weekend!

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 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Busy

Your Daily Prompt: Examine

Wordless Wednesday: Are You Ready?

a black whippet in a black jacket jumping in the play-bow on the beach beside some driftwood
a black whippet in a black jacket leaping on the beach beside driftwood
close up shot of a black whippet taking off on the beach, all four feet off the ground

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.

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Articulate

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.

Carpe Diem #1629: Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage … The East Route

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Wonder

Haiku: From Cave to Stars

smiling black whippet running towards the camera at low tide

from cave to stars
with every leap and run
a journey home

© Xenia Tran

smiling black whippet running towards the camera 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, 1/1250 s, ISO 100.

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #48: Tagore’s Gitanjali

Lens-Artist’s Photo Challenge #9: Action

Haiku: Playing Ball

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playing ball
a haiku spins above
the water

© Xenia Tran

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We wish you all a blessed and happy 2017!

With love from Eivor, Pearl & Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA, shutter speed 1/400s.

In response to Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge 130: Spin & Water

This poem features in Between Heather and Grass. If you haven’t read the book yet, feel free to take a peek inside:

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Look inside …

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cherry On Top

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When we first adopted Eivor, he did not know how to run and was afraid of water.

We were so grateful when he strengthened up, copied our other hounds and learned how to use his legs for running. We were even more grateful when he overcame his fear of water.

Moments like these, are the cherry on top.

Much love to you all from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs taken by Xenia Tran, unedited.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ38, setting: Outdoor Action

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Cherry On Top