Haiku: Breath of Love

a blue and white whippet walking through the dunes

moving layers
dunes built by bent grass
a breath of love

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet walking through the dunes

The forecast ‘Indian Summer’ has arrived in the Highlands and we’re enjoying some beautiful warm weather.

Wishing you all a wonderful Thursday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday: Breathe

Paula’s Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in September (Yr 4) – Hot Dog

Word of the Day Challenge: Love

Haibun: A New Focus

a part focused shot of a black whippet's face between bent grass

Behind the scenes our companion has been doing deep work and research into her family trees. She was already familiar with the Swiss and Frisian connections. Now she’s discovered a line that goes back to sixteenth century Flemish and Dutch roots, to people who settled on land that used to be sea. Looking at images of their West Coast we see the same waters, a spiritual connection through landscape and time.

deep within
this longing to be by the sea
the same sky

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet standing between bent grass in the dunes, looking out over the sea

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.

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Focus

Your Daily Word Prompt: Research

Wordless Wednesday: Summer Break

a smiling blue and white whippet turning left onto a path through the dunes
view East along the dunes and cliffs of the Moray Coast in Summer

We’re taking a short Summer Break and wish you all a wonderful week ahead.

You’re welcome to revisit older posts from our archives while we’re away. We’ll swing by to read from time to time and will be back posting here on Wednesday 17th July.

Thank you for all your love and support,

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 100 and f/5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 160.

Wordless Wednesday

Word of the Day Challenge: Jolly

Your Daily Word Prompt: Activation

Haiku: A Gentle Touch

a blue and white whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket by driftwood on the beach

a gentle touch
will guide us to a good place
in the breeze

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket walking towards the dunes from the beach
bent grass blowing in the wind in the dunes with rolling waves in the background

We wish 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.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Carpe Diem #1627: Kumano Kodo … Shide … Shinto Lightning Symbol

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #245: Easy & Ride

Wordless Wednesday: Winter Explorers

 

two whippets in winter jackets looking into each other's eyes in snow-covered dunes

 

a blue whippet in a winter jacket following a black whippet in a winter jacket up the snow covered dunes

 

a blue whippet in a winter jacket and a black whippet in a winter jacket standing on top of snow covered dunes

 

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 160.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Mettlesome

 

Haiku: Snow Dunes

 

a blue whippet in a purple and black winterjacket in snow-covered dunes

 

the earth’s hum
a promise of new growth
beneath the snow

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet in a purple and black winter jacket in snow-covered dunes

 

a blue whippet in a purple and black winter jacket and a black whippet in a blue and black winter jacket walking through snow-covered dunes

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/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100 and f/3.5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Growth

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Hum

 

Haiku: Fresh Snow

 

a blue whippet peeping over the snow-covered dunes

 

fresh snow
bent grass bows towards
the white blue sea

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet in a winter jacket among snow covered bent grass

Wishing 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/3.2 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100 and f/3.2 – 1/2000 s – ISO 160.

 

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #71: Still Cold