Tanka: Time Waves

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket sniffing the sand along the shoreline

line of surf
a sideways glance
reflecting
a passage of time and waves
the pulse of new beginnings

© Xenia Tran

the mouth of the river Findhorn as it flows into the firth

For all of you who celebrate, we wish you a very Happy Hogmanay and a great start to the New Year!

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 100, f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/800 s – ISO 160.

Your Daily Word Prompt: Reflect

Word of the Day Challenge: Begin

Haiku: A Christmas Wish

a black whippet sprinting along the shoreline in a winter jacket

stars at Christmas
our wish for love and peace
carried by the sea

© Xenia Tran

Merry Christmas written in the sand beside the tidal line

We are taking a short blogging break and will be back on 29th December.

Warm Christmas wishes to all of you who celebrate and a wonderful week ahead,

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 100, f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/100 s – ISO 100.

Carpe Diem’s Seven Days Before Christmas 2019 (1): Peace Within

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #118: Christmas

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #285: Hope & Star

Haiku: Parting the Mist

a black whippet in a winter jacket running through mist on the beach

earthly goodness
with a softly beaming heart
parting the mist

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a winter jacket leaping forward on the beach

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.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/800 s – ISO 100.

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #284: Wicked & Mundane (good & earthly)

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Mix

Wordless Wednesday: Treasures

a blue and white whippet running on the beach with a pink ball
close up of a black whippet in a winter jacket with an orange ball on the beach

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ 200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/800 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vibrant Colors

Tanka: Blankets of Mist

two whippets in winter jackets playing on the beach in thick fog

tails wagging
like banners of love
the cold moon
spreads blankets of mist
all around the island

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in winter jackets running towards the camera on the beach

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/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/800 s – ISO 100.

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Mist

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #116: Cold Moon

Twiglet #156: Tails Like Banners

Haiku: All Quiet

two whippets sniffing a driftwood tree on the beach

so free
the gentle ways of nature
restoring herself

© Xenia Tran

seagulls bobbing in the tidal lagoon, others sunning on the sandbar

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

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 100 and f/4 – 1/800 s – ISO 100.

Sunday Stills: Peace

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #283: Placid & Wild

Your Daily Word Prompt: Quiet

Tanka: Every Step

a black whippet in a black jacket on the beach with an orange ball

so sacred
the salt in the air and sea
every step
towards the infinite
a new beginning

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a black jacket on the beach with an orange ball

Wishing you all a peaceful Thursday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ 200, Settings: f/4 – 1/640 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/500 s – ISO 100.

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Microcosm