Wordless Wednesday: Leaping Waters

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water Found in Nature

Puente Poetry: Spirals

turning into the wood from the old
carriage route where trees breathe through
knots and leaves teaming with bird song
our inner child begins to smile

~ by a stone hopscotch spiral ~

with footprints of fairy folk,
squirrel, pine marten, hare,
badger and sika deer whose presence
we are always feeling

© Xenia Tran

Wishing you all wonderful Thursday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Ground, Sand, Dirt, Paths, Walks, Trails and Roads

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word – Continuity, Inward, Pedestrian, Reflecting

PI Poetry Prompt: Breathe

Haibun: Ancient Harmonies

a blue and white whippet in pink fleece sniffing a baglama saz

Our Hoopa has been filling our home with music during lockdown and today he received his baglama saz, all the way from Istanbul. There is lots to sniff and discover.

The saz is played in many countries and the tradition is thousands of years old. It made its way from Persia via Azerbaijan, Anatolia, Istanbul, Bulgaria, Albania, Bosnia and Berlin to the rest of Europe and across the Atlantic and is played in the rest of Asia too.

People play the saz to accompany poems, songs and stories that are handed down from generation to generation. Ali Ulutaş, a musician, says the saz is a door of secrets. When people play it, listen to it, they get to know the essence within themselves and from that place, they can understand the other.

southern wind
warm notes and harmonies
fill the room

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in red fleece listening to a man playing the baglama saz

A warm-hearted thank you to Veysel and his colleagues at Sala Muzik in Istanbul for sending the saz safely to the Highlands.

Wishing you all a blessed day 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 – 1/1000 s – ISO 1600, f/2.2 – 1/640 s – ISO 1600 and f/3.5 – 1/250 s – ISO 400.

Below is a video of Ayşe Şewaqî performing Şîr Û Kef from the beautiful Saz Film:

… and for an instrumental performance by Bangladeshi artist Emon Chowdhury you can listen to his beautiful rendition of Tri Bhubon below:

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #145: Getting to Know You

CFFC: Natural Light vs Man-Made Light

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Curious

Earthweal Open Link Weekend #67


Wordless Wednesday: When the Day Shines

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket drinking from a still loch
Lochan Deo in Spring, pine and sky reflected in the water

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/5.6 – 1/1250 s – ISO 400, f/5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 400 and f/1.8 – 1/4000 s – ISO 200.

Thank you Cee for honouring us with this post as a CFFC Featured Blogger!

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Wordless Wednesday

CFFC: Shiny

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Awakening

Wordless Wednesday: Natural Patterns

two whippets in winter jackets sniffing the seaweed on the beach
a pair of black-headed gulls swimming in the sea

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.5 – 1/320 s – ISO 500, f/5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 400 and f/8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 1000.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Patterns in Nature

Wordless Wednesday: Early Recharge

a whippet in a jacket sprinting across the beach
frosty driftwood and washed up leaves 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 FZ200, Settings: f/3.2 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100, f/3.2 – 1/800 s – ISO 100 and f/3.5 – 1/125 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Leaves and Trees

Word of the Day Challenge: Charge

Wordless Wednesday: Calm Seas

a whippet in a jacket on the beach near a driftwood tree
a calm sea with a bank of mist in front of the mountains

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot, Settings: f/4 – 1/500 s – ISO 100, f/5 – 1/640 s – ISO 100 and f/4.5 – 1/500 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #54

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water

Wordless Wednesday: Time to Chill

a black whippet in a winter jacket in a forest by a loch in autumn
autumn in the woods around Loch Dunmore

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 – 1/100 – ISO 100, f/3.5 – 1/160 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/250 s – ISO 160.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: 90% Needs to Be All One Color

Word of the Day Challenge: Chilling

Haibun: Never Forgotten

a black whippet in a black jacket leaping across the beach with a yellow ball

Restrictions begin to ease. We can go out twice a day for sport or exercise, provided we stay local. The gorse is in bloom, glittering in warm yellows. The water is clear, the air still free of pollution. It is quite something, to see anyone here.

distant mountains
running like the wind
he smells the snow

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a black jacket sprinting across the beach with a yellow ball

Wishing you all a peaceful Thursday and a wonderful 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.

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Smelling

Word of the Day Challenge: Forgotten

Wordless Wednesday: A Taste of the Sea

a blue and white whippet in a black jacket walking on seaweed-covered stones
a blue and white whippet in a black jacket walking on seaweed-covered stones

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.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Tasting

Word of the Day Challenge: Contact