a blue whippet in a purple harness running on tidal sands

This morning we received this lovely message from WordPress:

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Happy Anniversary with!
You registered on 3 years ago.
Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

… and we want to say a heart-felt thank you for walking along with us these last three years. It’s been a true joy to meet so many of you here while we leap across the sands …

a black whippet leaping acrosss the tidal sands

… show you how wonderful it is to get a second chance in life in a new home with a new family …

a black whippet and a blue and white whippet walking side by side on tidal sands

… and share the amazing beauty we find in nature.

seagulls preening and wading along the shore at low tide

Thank you for all the love, your support and your comments, your inspiration.

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 FZ 200, Settings: f/3.2 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100, f/3.2 – 1/800 s – ISO 100 and f/3.2 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Walk

First Blogoversary

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Today is the first year anniversary of our blog and little did I know back then how this journey was going to unfold. It began as an idea to gather and re-work some of the stories I had written inspired by real-life encounters with other dog walkers and post some of the photographs I had taken on our walks. It was also intended as an insight into life with rescue dogs who love to run and explore new places. With so much exploitation of sighthounds around the globe I wanted to fly the flag for sighthounds as sentient and loving beings who deserve a loving home and the freedom to run for fun.

The blog has evolved organically into a poetry blog with photographs and a photography blog with poetry. I have met so many wonderful bloggers along the way and I am thanking you all from the bottom of my heart for being part of this journey. Your visits, follows, comments, words of encouragement and spontaneous response poems have made this blog more magical than I ever thought it could be.

The natural beauty around us continues to inspire and this month Kristjaan at Carpe Diem has introduced us to the Persian poetry of Hafiz. “The nightingale, and none beside knows the value of the rose,” sings Hafiz, “for many a one reads the leaf and understands not the meaning thereof.” We are constantly in awe and humbled by the sheer beauty of nature and the way love flows through all that we see.

joy of blogging
new friendships across the miles
one universe

© Xenia Tran

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Thank you again for your friendship and your support with much love from
Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA, 1/800 s.

In response to Carpe Diem #1169 – Humble

Dutch Goes The Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Bloom

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