Tanka: Low-Tide Treasures

a smiling brindle whippet running across the beach

fleeting world –
gulls and oystercatchers feed
in the lagoon
there are treasures to be found
at this special hour

© Xenia Tran

oystercatchers and gulls feeding in a tidal lagoon

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

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #141

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in August 2022 – Lagoon, Shoreward

Haiku: Tree Song

Cairngorms National Park

a view of the loch and sandy beach through the pine trees

moved by trees
who are moved by him
a piper plays

© Xenia Tran

a smiling brindle whippet walking on a lochside beach

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

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #137

Puente Poetry: Breakwater

a brindle whippet sniffing seaweed beside an exposed breakwater at low tide

in grey-blue light after the rain
the day starts gently on the sands
where we pause and gaze at
the glittering retreating sea

~ with the flow of the wind ~

we keep each other safe
through attentiveness and love
between columns draped with tooted wrack
we find an overabundance of treasures

© Xenia Tran

a brindle whippet sniffing seaweed on an exposed breakwater at low tide

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

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in July 2022 – Texture

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Column

dVerse Poets Open Link Night #321: Blast Off

Haiku: White Sands

close up of a smiling brindle whippet on the beach

white sands
as far as eyes can see
a smile follows

© Xenia Tran

a driftwood tree on white sandy beach

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

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #136

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Sheer

Word of the Day Challenge: Display

Haiku: Summer Cooling

a brindle whippet climbing down seaweed-covered rocks

cooling
as we run towards it
the turquoise sea

© Xenia Tran

tidal sands with seaweed-covered rocks under a blue summer sky

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

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #135

CFFC: Would Make a Friend Happy

Haiku: A Pleasant Wind

Cairngorms National Park

a smiling female brindle whippet running past an ancient pine on the loch shore

back in nature
a pleasant wind leans
across the loch

© Xenia Tran

two turquoise canoes on the beach by Loch Morlich with the mountains and forest in the background on the opposite shore

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

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Focus

Water Water Everywhere #134

Haiku: Treasures

a brindle whippet sniffing a large piece of driftwood in the sea

washing in
the day’s treasures
the sea retreats

© Xenia Tran

a smiling brindle whippet walking back towards the beach from the water

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

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #206: Treasures

CFFC: Brings a Smile to Your Face

Haibun: Where Love Sails

a smiling brindle whippet walking across the shingle towards the dunes

It is almost a month ago when we first met Misty. The morning after she moved in we went on a short break to a small village further along the coast. She had been on day-trips with her family before, but never on holiday. It was a blessing to have this quiet time to get to know each other. And Misty loved it.

When we returned home there were vet visits and blood tests and since then, our bond has only strengthened. We admire Misty for her spirit, the way she seems to understand and read us, the way she fits into our lives so easily. The ripples can be felt when love walks where we walk, sails with all who sail beyond our sheltered bay.

flowing river
in tune with the moon
she finds the sea

© Xenia Tran

the moray firth seen from the dunes where the river meets the sea

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

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Weekend Sky #67

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #133

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Sail

Tanka: Into the Present

a brindle whippet on a tidal beach with fishermen's cottages in the blurred background

left behind
by our loved ones
the voice
of the wind and sea
our future, our history

© Xenia Tran

a small fishing village in a sheltered bay

The weather has been getting better and it is lovely to walk without coats on.

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

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Word of the Day Challenge: Better

Tanka Thursday: History

Tanka: Finding Happiness

a smiling senior whippet in a red jacket walking along the beach beside a tidal burn

this summer
finding happiness
where we belong
a river smooths the stones
that tumble from the mountain

© Xenia Tran

haikuKATHA Issue 10, August 2022

a smiling senior whippet in a red jacket walking beside a tidal burn

With warm thanks to Billie Dee and Kala Ramesh for their suggestions to improve the above tanka.

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

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Tanka Thursday: Find

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #132