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

Haiku: Hazy Blue

close up head shot of a black whippet on the beach

enlightenment
the hazy blue mountains
our loving guide

© Xenia Tran

seaweed stones on tidal sands, blue mountains across the water

Wishing you all a very happy Tuesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/2.8 – 1/500 s – ISO 160 and f/5 – 1/640 s – ISO 100.

Carpe Diem #1746: Shikoku Island … The Path of Enlightenment

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fuzzy

Your Daily Word Prompt: Fundamental

Haiku: Harvest Moon

a blue and white whippet running on the beach with a pink ball in her mouth

harvest moon
still lingering here
this magic

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet running on the beach with a pink ball in her mouth

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/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #104: Harvest Moon

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #63: Magical

Your Daily Word Prompt: Antecedent

Haiku: Guiding the Way

a blue and white whippet walking down stone steps among green ferns, grass and wildflowers

green shoots
between the stones
a new journey

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet walking down stone steps among green ferns, grass and wildflowers

We’re delighted that this haiku is featured in Haiku Dialogue: Poet’s Choice, pathway, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 11 September 2019. A very big thank you to Kathy Munro for putting this edition together.

Wishing you all a very happy Thursday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Something New

Your Daily Word Prompt: Exceptional

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

Haiku: Tidal Layers

a blue and white whippet running along tidal sands with an orange ball

ever youthful
the pure sands mirror
a serene sky

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet running along tidal sands with an orange ball in her mouth

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/3.2 – 1/2000 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Sunday Stills: Layers

Word of the Day Challenge: Youthful

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #270: Pure & Serene

Haiku: Smile in Motion

two whippets on the beach beside old WWII defences

spilling stones
your smile leaps over
the old defences

© Xenia Tran

a smiling black whippet walking across the beach towards the camera

Many of the Second World War defences along the Moray Coast are sinking deeper into the shifting sands. You can see some images taken earlier this year where they are still upright in Edge of New Tomorrows.

We’re delighted that this haiku is featured in Haiku Dialogue: Poet’s Choice, ambiguity, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 4 September 2019. A very big thank you to Craig Kittner for putting this edition together.

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 – 1/800 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Texture

Word of the Day Challenge: Spontaneous