Haiku: Sweet Monadhliath

 

close up of black whippet looking up and into the distance

 

sweet Monadhliath
snow fields on higher ground
still kiss the sky

© Xenia Tran

 

a few remaining snow fields on one of the peaks in the Monadhliagh mountains

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4, 1/80 s, ISO 125 and f/4, 1/800 s, ISO 160.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Height

Daily Prompt: Juxtapose

 

Haiku: Splash of Spring

 

a black whippet with a green ball and a blue whippet with a pink ball playing by tidal lagoon

 

splash of spring
by a familiar lagoon
the day runs free

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet with a green ball and a blue whippet with a pink ball playing by 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.

 

Daily Prompt: Ceremony

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #203: Home & Free

 

Tanka: After the Spring Rain

Cairngorms National Park

 

blue whippet sniffing the ground with old grass and green shoots

 

the fragrance
of the earth and sky
blending
sweet memories by the loch
after the spring rain

© Xenia Tran

 

nesting box in pine forest around Loch Deo

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

 

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: The Light of the World

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World

Daily Prompt: Forest

 

Wordless Wednesday: Happy Place

 

dunes, beach, sea and hills across the Moray Firth on a sunny day

 

two whippets playing on the beach

 

a smiling blue whippet in play mode on the beach

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World

Daily Prompt: Laughter

Wordless Wednesday

 

Haibun: We Touch the Wind

 

blue whippet chasing a pink ball on the beach

 

It is fun to chase balls while the seashore weaves a new morning. Fresh painted beach huts stand on the dunes and watch our deep horizon. Do they ponder, we wonder, all the light in this world?

an empty beach
while birds are nesting
we touch the wind

© Xenia Tran

 

black whippet chasing a green ball on the beach

With love from us all, Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4.5, 1/1250 s, ISO 100 and f/4.5, 1/1600 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: The Light of the World

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Unlikely

Daily Prompt: Observe

 

Haiku: Sea Waves

 

blue whippet running with a pink ball across tidal sands

 

evening sun
golden eyes and silver fur
sail across the sand

© Xenia Tran

 

sea wave ripples in tidal sands with a curled autumn leaf

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.

 

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: The Light of the World

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines

Daily Prompt: Tide

 

Tanka: Sharing our Horizon

 

blue whippet walking through a tidal pool with a pink ball

 

blue sky
can see herself in water
what a blessing
we see both on either side
sharing our horizon

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets by a tidal lagoon on the beach at low tide

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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

 

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: The Light of the World

Daily Prompt: Parallel

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Prolific