Wordless Wednesday: A Trail of Crumbs

profile of two whippets in black jackets on the beach
two whippets in black jackets sniffing driftwood on the beach

The tides have been very high, leaving driftwood close to the dunes where it gets covered by soft sand.

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 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100, f/3.5 – 1/640 s – ISO 160 and f/3.5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Word of the Day Challenge: Crumbs

Tanka: Accepting the Sun

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket walking on the beach

driftwood shelter
the tide turns to prayer
accepting the sun
with love and light as signposts
the pain can be undone

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a winter jacket on the beach beside a shelter made from driftwood

Wishing you all a blessed Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6 – 1/160 s – ISO 200 and f/5.6 – 1/200 s – ISO 200.

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Twist

Tanka Thursday: Turn

PI Poetry Prompt: Pain

Haibun: Wild and Blue

a whippet in a winter jacket by a hut made from driftwood on the beach

The strong winds have carried more driftwood to the beach. Some branches are chopped up and taken away to dry out for wood burners and open fires. Other pieces have been used to build shelters and huts along the beach. It brings a bit of joy and surprise whilst we are in lockdown.

snow-capped hills
still the sea flows in and out
a glacier blue

© Xenia Tran

a funnel cloud spreading above a glacier-blue sea

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a blessed week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4 -1/800 s – ISO 160, f/5 – 1/400 s – ISO 200 and f/8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 1000.

Sunday Stills: Glacier Blue

Word of the Day Challenge: Wildly

Tanka: Messages

two whippets in jackets sniffing the sand side by side

driftwood
dogs read and sniff
each message
left by sun and cloud
in morning’s frost-laced blanket

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet sniffing a large piece of driftwood covered in frost

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a blessed 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/3.2 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100, f/4 – 1/320 s – ISO 100 and f/3.2 – 1/800 s – ISO 100.

Nurturing Thursday

Tanka Thursday: Blanket

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Rustic Simplicity

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

Tanka: Beloved Light

a black whippet in a jacket sniffing washed up leaves on the beach

shoreline gold
the scent of autumn
follows the river
each fleeting moment
we turn to the light

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a jacket sniffing autumn leaves washed up on the beach

We are deeply honoured and delighted that our poem Where Moss Flows has been published in Dance Into The World, The Tanka Society of America Twentieth Anniversary Anthology (2020). A very big thank you to Michael Dylan Welch for featuring my poem and putting this beautiful anthology together.

Front Cover of Dance Into the World

For a summary of recent poems featured in anthologies please visit our Anthologies page.

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4 – 1/800 s – ISO 200, f/4.5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 250 and f/5.6 – 1/100 s – ISO 200.

Nurturing Thursday: Like a River

Twiglet #206: Looking for Light

Word of the Day Challenge: Beloved

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: Soft Sand Zoomies

a blue and white whippet speeding past across the beach
a smiling blue and white whippet with a yellow ball 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 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Word of the Day Challenge: Terrain

Haiku: Smouldering Summer

a black whippet striding through dunes in the morning sun

hidden in dunes
summer’s first embers
of a dragon’s fire

© Xenia Tran

part of a driftwood tree shaped like a dragon in the dunes

Wishing you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful week ahead,

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 and f/5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 125.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #147: Smoldering (Hot)

Word of the Day Challenge: Unstoppable

Wordless Wednesday: Old and New

a blue and white whippet on a misty beach with driftwood
a beach at low tide in morning mist

Wishing you all a peaceful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #99: Old and New