Tanka: April Dust

two whippets in winter jackets on a snowy beach at dusk

so beautiful!
the arctic wind leaves
a dusting of snow
from a sky both cold and gold
ready for a photo

© Xenia Tran

golden hour on the Moray Firth with a light covering of snow

These images were taken in calmer conditions during our previous snowfall.

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.

Settings: f/3.4 – 1/160 s – ISO 400, f/3.4 – 1/320 s – ISO 400 and f/5 – 1/50 s – ISO 250.

Tanka Thursday: Dust

Weekend Sky #23


Tanka: Soft and Forgiving

two whippets running across a wide beach towards the sea

seals swim
in the distance
deep sand
soft and forgiving
the way the ancients speak

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in black jackets leaping and running towards the sea

We wish you all a happy Thursday and a wonderful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/3.5 – 1/400 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Tanka Thursday: Forgive

Water Water Everywhere #71

Wordless Wednesday: A Trail of Crumbs

profile of two whippets in black jackets on the beach
two whippets in black jackets sniffing driftwood on the beach

The tides have been very high, leaving driftwood close to the dunes where it gets covered by soft sand.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/3.5 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100, f/3.5 – 1/640 s – ISO 160 and f/3.5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Word of the Day Challenge: Crumbs

Tanka: Soaring Spirit

close up of a black whippet in a black jacket on the beach looking into the distance

above the hills
and the gulls that hover
in limitless blue
there’s a space we call home
that lives inside us too

© Xenia Tran

two herring gulls soaring in a blue sky

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.

Settings: f/3.5 – 1/500 s – ISO 160 and f/5 – 1/320 s – ISO 100.

PI Poetry Prompt: Limit

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Ace

Word of the Day Challenge: Purity

Tanka: The Day’s Blue

two whippets in black jackets walking across a narrow beach

the beach narrows
as the tide rolls in
slowly
the sky opens her curtains
restoring the day’s blue

© Xenia Tran

a sweeping narrow strip of beach beside the dunes under a blue sky with fluffy clouds

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.

Settings: f/4.5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100 and f/4.5 – 1/640 s – ISO 100.

Tanka Thursday: Restore

Water Water Everywhere #69

Wordless Wednesday: Catching the Breeze

a smiling blue and white whippet running through the dunes
view from the beach towards the sea and large sand bar

It’s good to be back and thank you for all your good wishes before we went on our break!

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100, f/5.6 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Weekend Sky #21

Tanka: Quantum Leap

a smiling black whippet leaping across the beach

quantum leap
nature has her way
of painting
small delights into
the day’s air

© Xenia Tran

a smiling black whippet striding out across tidal sands

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.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/2.8 – 1/640 s – ISO 100.

Tanka Thursday: Air

Your Daily Word Prompt: Genial

Wordless Wednesday: Going with the Flow

a blue and white whippet running across tidal sands with pink ball
the Moray Firth as the tide is flowing back in between the bars with snow on the mountains

We received this lovely message today:

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Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

A very big thank you to our fellow bloggers, followers and friends,
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Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

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, f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100 and f/4.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Water Water Everywhere #68

Tanka: The Gift

two whippets in winter jackets on the beach, one of them chasing a ball

sunshine breeze
a present
in the gull’s eyes
that looks older than today
even when it’s younger

© Xenia Tran

view from the beach of a tidal lagoon and sand bar

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.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Tanka Thursday: Present

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word (Variegated)

Tanka: Deep Water

action shot of a whippet in a winter jacket running on the beach

letting go
a swan pair shows
their cygnet
how deep water glitters
in sapphire blue

© Xenia Tran

action shot of a whippet in a winter jacket running on the beach

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a blessed start to the new month,

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.

PI Poetry Prompt #300: Deep Water

Water Water Everywhere #67