Tanka: Transformation

 

blue whippet in winter coat leaping from beach to dunes

 

after the storm
the beach transforms herself
a big leap
will take us to the forest
the sound of temple bells

© Xenia Tran

 

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two whippets in winter coats climbing the dunes towards the forest

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 200 and ISO 320.

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend

Carpe Diem #1326 – Transformation

dVerse Poets Open Link Night #210 – Breaking for Holidays

dVerse Poets Pub Logo

 

Haibun: A Season’s Blessing

 

Picadilly Circus, London, at night with a personalised Christmas Message on the main advertising screen

 

Next to the red scented candle stands a photograph in a small frame, propped up by a stone from the river. It was a Christmas greeting from our friends that came as such a wonderful surprise. It was 1991 and after two years in Edinburgh we returned to London for our first Christmas as a married couple.

The photograph is a shot of Picadilly Circus at night. On the main advertising screen a simple message reads ‘Merry Christmas Xenia & Paul’. It made us feel at home.

each photograph
brings stories back to life
snow flurries

© Xenia Tran

 

blue whippet in winter coat running on in snow flurry on forest trail

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photograph of Picadilly Circus taken by Ann Garner in 1991. Photograph of Pearl by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera (second image): Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 150.

 

dVerse Poets Haibun Monday: Pleasantly Surprised

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Dutch Goes The Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Season

Carpe Diem #1322 – Follow The Dream

 

Wordless Wednesday: Puddles And Pearly Pathways

 

blue whippet in winter coat by frozen puddle in snow covered forest

 

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blue whippet in winter coat running in snow covered forest

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4, 1/250 s, ISO – 100, f/2.8, 1/500 s and ISO – 160.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Serene

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter ‘P’

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Tanka: Acceptance

 

black and blue whippets in winter coats on snow covered forest trail

 

in dappled light
winter comes of age
snow deepens
her laughter lines in branches
her spirit in your eyes

© Xenia Tran

 

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With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Serene

Carpe Diem #1315 – Scheme Of Things

Forgiving Fridays – Freedom and Forgiveness

dVerse Poets Open Link Night #209 and dVerse Anthology

dVerse Poets Pub Logo

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity Glows

 

black whippet in winter coat peering from behind a tree

 

blue whippet on forest trail with snow sniffing a tree

 

black whippet in winter coat on winter forest trail

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4, 1/250 s, ISO – 150 and f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO – 400.

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Serene

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter ‘O’

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Wordless Wednesday

 

Tanka: Counting Blessings

 

two whippets in winter jumpers running through deep sand

 

seagulls look bemused
when we fly through deep sand
inspired by stars
we rise in the mornings
count our blessings while we sleep

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in winter jumpers asleep in their dog bed

With love and Happy Thanksgiving to all our American friends who are celebrating today from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: Action, 1/800 s, ISO – 100 and Portrait, 1/15 s, ISO – 400.

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Transformation

Frank J Tassone’s Haikai Challenge #8 – Thanksgiving

Forgiving Fridays: Letting Go of Right and Wrong

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Transformation

First Snow

 

two whippets in Winter coats on beach at low tide with patch of blue sky opening among dark clouds

 

two whippets in Winter coats on beach exploring large driftwood tree

 

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blue whippet in Winter coat on beach by large driftwood tree

 

snow on the Bens (mountains) across the Moray Firth

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: iA, 1/500 s and Landscape, 1/160 s, ISO – Auto.

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Transformation

Daily Prompt: Atmospheric

Wordless Wednesday