Haibun: Before Spring

 

a black whippet in a blue and black winter jacket striding out along the beach

 

Big waves bring driftwood trees, the wind covers them with sand. Some branches and root balls reach for the sky, casting a filigree of shadows. Hovering on salty air, gulls survey a new landscape.

melting snow
earth re-arranges herself
before spring

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet in a blue and black winter jacket approaching a partially covered driftwood tree on the beach

 

driftwood and root balls, partially covered by sand on the beach and one driftwood tree planted upright

The weather has been wild here during Storm Erik and we hope everyone in his path is safe and well.

Wishing 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 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100, f/3.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 160 and f/5.6 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

 

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #72: First Spring Gust

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #32: Shadows

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Flare

 

Haiku: Fresh Snow

 

a blue whippet peeping over the snow-covered dunes

 

fresh snow
bent grass bows towards
the white blue sea

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet in a winter jacket among snow covered bent grass

Wishing 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/3.2 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100 and f/3.2 – 1/2000 s – ISO 160.

 

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #71: Still Cold

 

Wordless Wednesday: Quest

 

two whippets in winter jackets striding across the sands towards a tidal lagoon

 

a blue whippet walking through a shallow tidal lagoon and a black whippet leaping across the water beside her

 

a blue whippet walking through a shallow tidal lagoon and a black whippet suspended in mid-air above the water beside her

 

a blue whippet walking through a shallow tidal lagoon and a black whippet suspended in mid-air above the water beside her

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/320 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/500 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/640 s – ISO 100.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Quest

 

Haibun: Into the Breeze

 

a black whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket enjoying the breeze along the shingle shore

 

The weather changes daily. We celebrate the mild when it rains, the sun’s rays and clear blue skies on colder days. It’s the kindest Winter we’ve known since moving to the Highlands.

skipping the season
a pile of books waits
for snow to fall

© Xenia Tran

 

close up shot of a blue whippet in a grey and maroon winter jacket running towards the camera

 

seals sleeping on a sandbar with oystercatchers and seagulls feeding along the shore

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5, 1/1600 s, ISO 100, f/3.5, 1/1250 s, ISO 100 and f/4, 1/500 s, ISO 100.

 

dVerse Poets Quadrille #71: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Breeze

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Collection

 

Haiku: When Days Grow Longer

 

close up of a black whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket walking through a tidal pool

 

across the sands
our worlds come closer
winter’s light

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in maroon winter jackets by a tidal lagoon

 

two whippets in maroon winter jackets bending down by a tidal lagoon

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/3.5, 1/800, ISO 100, f/3.5, 1/1600 s, ISO 100 and f/3.5, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #28: Curves

Carpe Diem #1581: Setsubun

 

Haibun: Carried by Waves

 

a blue whippet in a maroon winter jacket sniffing leaves and driftwood on the beach

 

The opposite shore is wrapped in morning mist, the snow-capped peaks invisible. Driftwood lies scattered on the sands. Here and there, a trunk rests upright. We greet red noses, wind-swept faces. Our eyes begin to water from the icy breeze.

leaves and trees
carried by the waves
winter mountains

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket walking across the beach towards the sea

 

a black whippet in a maroon winter jacket in the foreground and a blue whippet in a maroon winter jacket sniffing the sands beside a driftwood tree on the beach

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 and f/2.8, 1/1000 s, ISO 100.

 

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #64: Winter Mountains

Paula’s Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in December Y3 – Maroon

dVerse Poets: Open Link Night #234

 

Haiku: Best Friends

 

a black whippet in a winter jacket splashing through a tidal lagoon

 

with every step
fountains in the water
her best friend

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet in a winter jacket splashing through a tidal lagoon towards a blue whippet in a winter jacket

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, 1/640 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 100.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #23: Celebrations

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Ripple