Haibun: Winter Solstice

 

black whippet in winter coat catching a green ball on the tidal sands with oystercatchers in the background

 

On this shortest day the light is extra warming. Oystercatchers poised with calm stride out along the shoreline. We run and chase some balls, grateful for the blue sky and the warm of Winter.

so peaceful
every blink a golden hour
on solstice day

© Xenia Tran

 

blue whippet in winter coat running with a pink ball on the tidal sands with oystercatchers in the background

 

blue whippet in winter coat running with a pink ball on the tidal sands

 

This is our last post before we take a short blogging break to celebrate Christmas with our loved ones.

We will continue to share adoption appeals from shelters on Twitter over the festive season as this is traditionally a time when many pets are handed in or abandoned. We hope all these animals will find the loving homes they deserve and if you are thinking about getting a pet please consider making adoption your first option.

We want to say a huge thank you to the wordpress team for enabling this amazing platform where so many real friendships have blossomed.

We want to thank our followers and fellow bloggers for the lovely comments and inspiring posts that teach us something new each day.

We wish you all a happy Winter Solstice, a very Happy Festive Season and a wonderful start to the New Year.

With love from all of us here,
Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 125, f/4, 1/320 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 160.

 

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two whippets in winter coats on snow covered forest trail

 

winter prayers
the stars along the road
our new compass

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in winter coats climbing snow covered forest trail

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 FZ200, settings: f/2.8, 1/200 s, ISO 400 and f/4, 1/250 s and ISO 100.

 

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