Wordless Wednesday: Happy Holidays!

slightly panned action shot of a smiling blue and white whippet in a jacket zooming through the dunes
two whippets running past each other on a steep dune above the beach

We are taking a short blogging break for the holidays and will return on Wednesday 30 December.

Wishing you all a peaceful week ahead and those of you who celebrate a blessed Christmas,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4 – 1/50 s – ISO 200, f/4 – 1/40 s – ISO 200 and f/4 – 1/100 s – ISO 200.

Wordless Wednesday

Word of the Day Challenge: Jingle

Haiku: Changing Patterns

a black whippet running along the beach with a ball

healing the past
nature smooths the lines
of old defences

© Xenia Tran

two whippets on the beach beside the dunes

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ 200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word 2020 – 1st ed (Rift & Span)

Word of the Day Challenge: Pattern

Haiku: Sandcastle

a blue and white whippet pausing in the dunes

sandcastle
old defences catch the sea
on a new day

© Xenia Tran

two crumbling WW2 defences with a sandcastle between them on the beach

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a wonderful new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/2.8 – 1/640 s – ISO 100, f/4 – 1/800 s – ISO 100 and f/4.5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Friday Fun Challenge: Beach

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #320: Day & Flaw (Day & Catch)

Word of the Day Challenge: Accidental

Tanka: Wide New World

a smiling black whippet walking across a shingle beach

our dogs’ world
once small, now widening
beneath their paws
deep sand and smooth stones
blessed by last night’s moon

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet walking out of shot in the dunes above the river

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

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #314: Finger & Planet (Paw & World)

Your Daily Word Prompt: Adorn

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

Tanka Prose: Circles and Spirals

a blue and white whippet in a pink harness on the beach

Walking through the dunes the scent of gorse reminds me of sun cream, our bike rides to the sea. It’s your birthday today. You would have been sixty-eight. I can imagine you silver-haired, your smile and wit still bouncing.

meditating
the circles and spirals of
a driftwood root ball
the place in our lives you held
still dearly in our hearts

© Xenia Tran

a path through the dunes with blooming gorse and marram grass

In memory of our much-loved uncle Leo (1952-1997).

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: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/1250 s – ISO 160.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #140: Summer Meadow – Memorial Day

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Like a Circle in a Spiral

Haiku: East Wind

a smiling black whippet in a winter jacket sprinting across the beach

ah this light
rising in the east
with the wind

© Xenia Tran

a smiling black whippet in a winter jacket leaping across the beach

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 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #128: East Wind (kochi)

Weekly Prompt Weekend Photo Challenge: Leap

Tanka: Taking it Easy

two whippets in winter jackets in the dunes with frost on the ground

on colder days
the curdled white in blue skies
offers a world
to cherish beside the fire
close to dunes and marram grass

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in winter jackets in the dunes with frost on the ground

Wishing you all a relaxing Thursday,

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 160, f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 160.

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

Your Daily Word Prompt: Perceptive

Wordless Wednesday: Smooth River Stones

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket sniffing the shingle and driftwood below the dunes
a black whippet in a winter jacket sniffing the shingle and driftwood below the dunes

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/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 160, f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/250 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #76: On Display

Wordless Wednesday: Coasting Along

a blue and white whippet striding along the top of the dunes
two whippets playing on top of the dunes

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ 200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Coast