Haibun: Shifting Sands

a black whippet in a grey and maroon winter jacket sniffing the sand on the beach

The rafters are rattling as Storm Gareth sweeps by. The temperature has dropped again, the winter coats are on. The dunes look different. We can see roots of grass, seaweed in unfamiliar places.

a new trail
each curve and contour
sculpted by the waves

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a grey and maroon winter jacket sniffing the sand on the beach
a blue and white whippet in a grey and maroon winter jacket sniffing the sand on the beach

We hope everyone in Storm Gareth’s path stays safe and dry.

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.

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Haiku: Sacred Path

 

a blue and white whippet, seen from behind, looking across a tidal lagoon and sand bar

 

turning point
the visible worlds
we share

© Xenia Tran

 

a smiling blue and white whippet spinning round towards the camera on the tidal sands

 

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.

 

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Haibun: Bathing in Light

 

Portrait of a mature black whippet lit by the sun on the beach

 

We’re on our way again. On our way to new discoveries, new dreams. The sun warms the sea after a cold night. Mist rises, a haze of blue. A haze of peace over a calm sea. That’s how we’d love the world to be.

floating gulls
together we find ourselves
bathing in light

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet in a purple harness sniffing a white feather on tidal sands

 

seagulls bobbing on a calm sea with blue hazy mountains in the background

We wish you all a very peaceful 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 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100 and f/3.2 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

 

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Haiku: Winter’s Heatwave

 

a blue whippet and a black whippet playing in the sun on tidal sands

 

spirit breathes
in stillness of hazy blue
winter’s heatwave

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet and a black whippet playing in the sun on tidal sands

 

view over the Moray Firth at low tide

We’ve enjoyed some beautiful warm days this February with the local temperature reaching 17C.

Wishing you all a beautiful 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/3.2 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

 

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Haibun: Mountain Layers

 

a blue whippet in a black winter jacket climbing a mountain with snow fields in the background

 

We tiptoe through layers of grass, brown heather and stone. The mountain’s steady pulse becomes our anchor with the wind whirling around her boulders. We can rest here. We can sip from the rising spring.

sunlight swims
between the melting snow fields
this wildness

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in black winter jackets climbing a mountain trail

 

landscape shot of a mountain trail leading towards a corrie with snow fields near the peaks

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100, f/3.2 – 1/1600 s – ISO 160 and f/4.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 160.

 

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Haiku: Earth’s Garden

 

a blue whippet in a black winter jacket between the pine trees

 

a new day
sensing its beauty
earth’s garden

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet in a black winter jacket sniffing the grass between the pine trees

 

a black whippet in a black winter jacket sniffing the grass between the pine trees, a blue whippet in a winter jacket walking behind him

We wish you all a very happy Tuesday and a wonderful 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 – 1/60 s – ISO 125, f/3.2 – 1/80 s – ISO 200 and f/3.2 – 1/80 s – ISO 160.

 

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Haiku: Dream World

Achany Forest

 

wooden sculpture of a hawk in Achany Forest

 

as if in a dream
connecting us all
nature’s love

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket beside a wooden hawk sculpture on a forest trail

 

a dreamy blurry image of two whippets in winter jackets on a frozen forest trail

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/100 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/80 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/200 s, ISO 100.

 

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