Haiku: Butterfly Spring

 

blue whippet chasing a pink ball on the beach

 

butterfly spring
the joy of dance lessons
with the sun

© Xenia Tran

 

black whippet leaping across the beach with a yellow ball

 

blue whippet running through tidal pool with a pink ball

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2, 1/1250 s, ISO 100 and f/3.2, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: The Light of the World

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #197: Fun & Sun

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Free and Easy

 

Haiku: Through Mist

 

blue whippet chasing a pink ball on the beach in morning mist

 

through mist
on the silver dog
a warm smile

© Xenia Tran

 

blue whippet appearing from the mist on the beach with a pink ball

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/3.5, 1/1250 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: The Light of the World

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #29: Warm

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening

Daily Prompt: Glimmer

 

Haiku: Stars on the Horizon

 

candy floss clouds over beach and tidal pools with people and dogs walking

 

shy at first
before the sweetness
new blossoms

© Xenia Tran

 

candy floss clouds over beach and tidal pools with people and dogs walking

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photograps by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #196: Shy & Sweet

Daily Prompt: Luminescent

 

Haibun: A New Breath

 

blue whippet standing on shingle, watching over the beach and tidal pools

 

The weather is being kind today. It feels good to leave our coats at home, breathe in the sea air. Seals are barking on the bars. Opportunities walk in and out of doors, inviting us to follow.

hazy morning
clouds fade into blue
spring blossoms

© Xenia Tran

 

black whippet standing on dunes, watching the tidal pools and sand bars.

 

black whippet running on the beach with a yellow ball.

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 and ISO 100, f/3.2, 1/1250 s, ISO 100.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Breathe

Carpe Diem #1407: Opportunity (haibun without rules)

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #28: First Blossoms

Daily Prompt: Luminescent

 

Haiku: First Blossoms

 

black whippet running on the beach with a yellow ball

 

sweet joy
when sun’s warmth opens the self
first blossoms

© Xenia Tran

 

 

smiling blue whippet running on the beach with a pink ball

 

Happy Monday everyone, we wish you all an amazing 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.

 

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #28: First Blossoms

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Smile

 

Haibun: Every Faith

 

black whippet in blue/grey fleece with a yellow ball on the beach

 

Last week saw one full day of Spring. Visitors came pouring in to catch a sea of smiles. A bit of warmth restores our faith. Strangers meet and greet with heart and banter. It was only five degrees and rising on our first walk of the day. People were buying ice cream, willing the temperature to rise higher and higher.

It was great fun while it lasted. Today begins with icy winds from far out East that chill the bone.  We know this too will pass. We know there will be new days with a sea of smiles. A man in winter coat and woolly hat buys himself ice cream, grinning “Always keep believing!”

cackle of geese
surrounded by snows
we dream the future

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets playing in deep sand on the beach

 

blue whippet in pink and grey fleece walking on the beach with a pink ball

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4.5, 1/640 s, ISO 100, f/8 1/800 s, ISO 100 and f/4.5, 1/1000 s, ISO 100.

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Future

Daily Prompt: Explore

dVerse Poets Haibun Monday: Faith

dVerse Poets Pub Logo

 

Haibun: Easter Winds

 

two whippets in winter jackets running on the beach

 

Our caravan parks are full and yet the beach stays empty. The sky is topaz blue and the sea the colour of sapphire. This cold wind from the East is strong. She fills our eyes with water. Shells mingle with sand before the sea returns to save them.

peace lilies
beauty of the heart
at Easter

© Xenia Tran

 

blue whippet in winter jacket running on the beach with a pink ball

We hope you all enjoyed your long weekend and wish you a happy Easter Monday!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/6.3, 1/1250 s, ISO 100 and f/7.1, 1/640 s, ISO 100.

 

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #27: White Lily or Azalea

Carpe Diem #1399: Beauty of the Heart

Carpe Diem #1401: Easter

Daily Prompt: Radiant