Tanka: Stone Spirits

a blue and white whippet carefully stepping across shingle and rocks on a tidal beach

precious earth –
each stone its own
aura
our souls so closely aligned
with all that we see

© Xenia Tran

close up of a senior blue and white whippet bending down to sniff stones on the beach

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a blessed Earth Day tomorrow,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Aura

Thurday’s Special: Pick a Word in April 2022 (Salient)

Word of the Day Challenge: Unusual

Wordless Wednesday: Song of the Sea

close up of a senior black whippet with silver hairs on his face
close up of a rocky outcrop with seaweed, part under water

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

CFFC: Water

Tanka: Tree Spirits

a large piece of driftwood on the beach draped with seaweed and a whippet walking behind it on the sand

east to west
in the warm wind
driftwood
filled with song from places
where a quiet bird listens

© Xenia Tran

a large piece of driftwood on the beach with seaweed draped around it

The willow trees and shorter pieces we saw on the beach reminded me of ‘Willow’ from Spell Songs, so here is some music for you today too:

Wishing 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.

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Pitch

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Short

Haiku: Eyes so Blue

two whippets in black jackets walking onto the beach from the dunes

eyes so blue
the child’s first glimpse
of the sea

© Xenia Tran

Presence #72, March 2022

shingle and dunes in the foreground above the beach and water

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a peaceful new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Word of the Day Challenge: Jubilant

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word – March 2022 (asperous, effusive)

Tanka: Pieces

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket on the shingle above the beach

driftwood trees
after the storm
men gather
with bent backs and rusty saws
we help pick up the pieces

© Xenia Tran

Take 5ive, Issue One, Twenty Twenty Two

close up of sawn off pieces of driftwood

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Variation

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Manifold

Wordless Wednesday: Deep Sand Discoveries

two whippets in winter jackets approaching a piece of driftwood on the beach
a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket sniffing a larger dog's paw print in the sand

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Thank you Cee for honouring us with this post as a CMMC Featured Blogger!

CMMC Featured Blogger Ribbon

Wordless Wednesday

CMMC: March Alphabet – Letter D at the Beginning or End of a Word
(dogs, driftwood, deep sand, dunes and discoveries)

Tanka: Green Halo

close up of a blue and white whippet in a pink winter jacket on the beach

beach day –
the dogs’ noses
covered in sand
the lighthouse waits until dark
to spin her green halo

© Xenia Tran

a small white lighthouse on the firth with snow-capped peaks across the water

Wishing you all a wonderful Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Lighthouse

CMMC: March – Pick a Topic from my Photo

Wordless Wednesday: Close to the Stones

a blue and white whippet walking across the beach towards the camera
close up of stones resting on crumbling WW2 defences on the beach

Wishing you all a peaceful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #190: Close and Closer

Wordless Wednesday: Where Clear Water Flows

a blue and white whippet drinking from stream that flows out to sea
close up of crystal clear water flowing over stones

We are taking a short blogging break and will be back on Wednesday 16 March 2022.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Tanka: Song of the Sea

a common limpet part buried in the tidal sands

between
past and future
a lone limpet
its bright shell sings
a song of the sea

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in winter jackets running on the beach

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Bright