Tanka: A Tree’s Journey

close up of a black whippet looking across the beach, seen from behind

waves leave
a voice from the forest
the path of a tree
oh what would it be like
to make this journey

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a grey and maroon winter jacket sniffing a driftwood tree covered in sand

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2 – 1/640 s – ISO 100 and f/3.2 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #244: Sound & Motion

Wordless Wednesday: Zoomies in the Wind

a blue whippet in a winter jacket standing on the dunes looking out over the sea with a black whippet climbing towards her
two whippets in winter jackets leaping across the beach on a windy day
two whippets in winter jackets leaping across the beach on a windy day

Although it’s still windy today, the worst of Storm Gareth has now passed. Thank you for all your good wishes yesterday and we hope you’ve kept warm and dry!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/800 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Haibun: Shifting Sands

a black whippet in a grey and maroon winter jacket sniffing the sand on the beach

The rafters are rattling as Storm Gareth sweeps by. The temperature has dropped again, the winter coats are on. The dunes look different. We can see roots of grass, seaweed in unfamiliar places.

a new trail
each curve and contour
sculpted by the waves

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a grey and maroon winter jacket sniffing the sand on the beach
a blue and white whippet in a grey and maroon winter jacket sniffing the sand on the beach

We hope everyone in Storm Gareth’s path stays safe and dry.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2 – 1/640 s – ISO 100 and f/3.2 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

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Carpe Diem #1625: Kumano Kodo … A New Trail

Blogoversary

a blue whippet in a purple harness running on tidal sands

This morning we received this lovely message from WordPress:

wordpress anniversary logo

Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 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

Tanka: Pilgrims

 

a black whippet leaping through a tidal pool towards the camera

 

new steps
every pilgrimage
a season
grateful that our souls should meet
the radiance of love

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue and white whippet and a black whippet running across the tidal sands

 

view across the Moray Firth at low tide with remnants of WWII defences in the foreground

We are celebrating Eivor’s Gotcha Day today and are so grateful we found each other in this life. Thank you for all the love and for helping us see the world through your eyes.

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, f/3.2 – 1/2000 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/1250 s – ISO 160.

 

Carpe Diem #1621: Kumano Kodo … Nakahechi Route

 

Wordless Wednesday: Heart Song

 

a black whippet leaping across a tidal lagoon towards the camera

 

a black whippet leaping across a tidal pool towards the camera

 

a black whippet running across a tidal sands towards the camera

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.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Euphonious

 

Haiku: Sacred Path

 

a blue and white whippet, seen from behind, looking across a tidal lagoon and sand bar

 

turning point
the visible worlds
we share

© Xenia Tran

 

a smiling blue and white whippet spinning round towards the camera on the tidal sands

 

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.

 

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Turning Point

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Patterns

Carpe Diem #1619: Kumano Kodo … Nakahechi Route