Haiku: Treasures

a brindle whippet sniffing a large piece of driftwood in the sea

washing in
the day’s treasures
the sea retreats

© Xenia Tran

a smiling brindle whippet walking back towards the beach from the water

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

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #206: Treasures

CFFC: Brings a Smile to Your Face

Tanka: Tree Spirits

a large piece of driftwood on the beach draped with seaweed and a whippet walking behind it on the sand

east to west
in the warm wind
driftwood
filled with song from places
where a quiet bird listens

© Xenia Tran

a large piece of driftwood on the beach with seaweed draped around it

The willow trees and shorter pieces we saw on the beach reminded me of ‘Willow’ from Spell Songs, so here is some music for you today too:

Wishing you all a blessed Monday and a peaceful new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Pitch

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Short

Tanka: Pieces

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket on the shingle above the beach

driftwood trees
after the storm
men gather
with bent backs and rusty saws
we help pick up the pieces

© Xenia Tran

Take 5ive, Issue One, Twenty Twenty Two

close up of sawn off pieces of driftwood

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.

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Variation

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Manifold

Wordless Wednesday: Deep Sand Discoveries

two whippets in winter jackets approaching a piece of driftwood on the beach
a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket sniffing a larger dog's paw print in the sand

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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

CMMC Featured Blogger Ribbon

Wordless Wednesday

CMMC: March Alphabet – Letter D at the Beginning or End of a Word
(dogs, driftwood, deep sand, dunes and discoveries)

Wordless Wednesday: Dancing Shadows

a smiling black whippet in a black jacket walking across the beach
a smiling black whippet in a black jacket walking across the beach towards the camera

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Weekend Sky #49

CFFC: Reflections or Shadows

Haiku: Moon Gazing

two whippets in the dunes with a driftwood tree planted in the sand

moon gazing
even a driftwood tree
stands tall

© Xenia Tran

silvery light reflected on the sea behind the dunes

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #175: Follow Your Bliss

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Experiment

Wordless Wednesday: A Gift from the Sea

a black whippet walking on tidal sands
a driftwood tree resting on tidal sands

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word (Quotidian, Solitary)

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