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

 

Haiku: Through Mist

 

blue whippet chasing a pink ball on the beach in morning mist

 

through mist
on the silver dog
a warm smile

© Xenia Tran

 

blue whippet appearing from the mist on the beach with a pink ball

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, 1/1250 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: The Light of the World

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #29: Warm

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening

Daily Prompt: Glimmer

 

Haibun: A New Breath

 

blue whippet standing on shingle, watching over the beach and tidal pools

 

The weather is being kind today. It feels good to leave our coats at home, breathe in the sea air. Seals are barking on the bars. A deerhound leaps in and out of tidal pools, inviting us to follow.

hazy morning
clouds fade into blue
spring blossoms

© Xenia Tran

 

black whippet standing on dunes, watching the tidal pools and sand bars.

 

black whippet running on the beach with a yellow ball.

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 and ISO 100, f/3.2, 1/1250 s, ISO 100.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Breathe

Carpe Diem #1407: Opportunity (haibun without rules)

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #28: First Blossoms

Daily Prompt: Luminescent

 

Haibun: Every Faith

black whippet in blue/grey fleece with a yellow ball on the beach

Last week saw one full day of Spring. Visitors came pouring in to catch a sea of smiles. People were buying ice cream, willing the temperature to rise higher and higher.

It was great fun while it lasted. Today begins with icy winds from far out East that chill the bone.  We know this too will pass. We know there will be new days with a sea of smiles. A man in winter coat and woolly hat buys himself ice cream, grinning “Always keep believing!”

cackle of geese
surrounded by snows
we dream the future

© Xenia Tran

two whippets playing in deep sand on the beach

blue whippet in pink and grey fleece walking on the beach with a pink ball

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4.5, 1/640 s, ISO 100, f/8 1/800 s, ISO 100 and f/4.5, 1/1000 s, ISO 100.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Future

Daily Prompt: Explore

dVerse Poets Haibun Monday: Faith

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