Haiku: Seagull

a black whippet walking on tidal sands, watching the seagulls look for food in the shallows

soul of the sea
the sweetest movement
between her wings

© Xenia Tran

close up shot of a black whippet looking kindly into the distance on the beach
a blue and white whippet leaping across the tidal sands, all four paws off the ground

Wishing you all a wonderful Tuesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #254: Sweet & Heart

Your Daily Word Prompt: Empathy

Haiku: Passing Spring

close up of a black whippet with a brown and beige patterned collar on the beach, looking into the distance

blossom haze
spring is passing
before our eyes

© Xenia Tran

close up of a black whippet on the beach looking at the camera

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 160.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #83: Blossom Haze

Carpe Diem #1653: Passing Spring (yuku haru)

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Eyes

We are delighted that the haiku featured in My Friend, My Rock has been included in the Haiku Foundation’s EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2019. Three Haiku from our sister blog TranatureCeltic Mist, A Drop of Bliss and Garden Buddha, were also included. A very big thank you to Jim Kacian and all at the Haiku Foundation for putting this project together.

Haiku: Heaven on Earth

a black whippet running on the beach with driftwood and sea behind him

nimble hounds
playing and catching
heaven on earth

© Xenia Tran

a smiling blue and white whippet running on the beach with an orange ball
a smiling black whippet flying across the beach in the sunshine

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 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Sunday Stills: It’s a Dog’s Life

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Nimble

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #251: Plucked & Played

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

Tanka: A Tree’s Journey

close up of a black whippet looking across the beach, seen from behind

waves leave
a voice from the forest
the path of a tree
oh what would it be like
to make this journey

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a grey and maroon winter jacket sniffing a driftwood tree covered in sand

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2 – 1/640 s – ISO 100 and f/3.2 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #244: Sound & Motion

Haibun: The Bigger Picture

 

a black whippet striding through a forest in dappled light

 

In this forest, our heart is our compass. We follow the trail of fallen leaves, the dappled light between trees. The ground rises, we climb with moss. The rich smell of soil and mushrooms rises further still.

floating clouds
above pine and beech
nature’s painting

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet running towards the camera on a forest trail

 

view from the top of Raven's Rock Gorge across the autumn trees towards the mountains

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.

Settings: f/2.8, 1/160 s, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/640 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/800 s, ISO 160.

 

Carpe Diem Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Carpe Diem #1526: Quote … Impressionism

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #16: Big Can Be Beautiful Too

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #224: Art & Compass