Tanka: Once The Fog Lifts

Cairngorms National Park

 

black whippet in winter jacket on mountain trail

 

so smooth
the mirror on the loch
holding the sky
our paw prints on the mountains
in tune with nature’s heart

© Xenia Tran

 

Loch Morlich mirroring the mountain trails and sky

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr

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

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Temporary

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #174: Smooth & Hand (smooth & paw)

Carpe Diem #1299 – Snow On The Desert

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Kelp O’Clock

 

black whippet and blue whippet in black jackets on the beach

 

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black whippet in black jacket with a green ball on the beach

 

close up shot of kelp on the beach at low tide

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: Action, 1/400 s and iA, 1/160 s, ISO – Auto.

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter ‘K’ Anywhere in the Word

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Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded

Wordless Wednesday

 

Haiku: Gratitude

 

two whippets in jumpers on forest trail in autumn

 

autumn leaves
an empty path is filled
with golden joy

© Xenia Tran

 

blue whippet in yellow brindle jumper running on forest trail in autumn

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, setting: Action, 1/800 s, ISO – Auto.

 

Daily Prompt: Gratitude

Carpe Diem #1290 – Spiritual Way – Haikus State of Mind – Zen

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded

 

Haibun: Water Of Life

 

 

blue whippet in jumper with driftwood on beach and rolling breakers

 

Even at our sheltered shore the waves are rolling high in Autumn winds. New curves are carved in the sand and a slice of beach lies more than a foot below from where we ran all through September. We love the sound of water. The spurts and bubbles sizzle in a primal rhythm that makes us feel at home. When salt from the sea becomes one with the air we taste new freedoms.

foaming breakers
invigorate October
the sand retreats

© Xenia Tran

 

beach with large driftwood and rolling breakers by the pier

We wish you all a wonderful Thursday and a very happy weekend!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: Action, 1/600 s and Landscape, 1/200 s, ISO – Auto.

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Rounded

Carpe Diem #1286 – Love

Dutch Goes The Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Broken

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Joyful Jumpers

 

two whippets in woolly jumpers running on the beach

 

blue whippet in woolly jumper on the beach

 

black whippet in woolly jumper on the beach

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: Action, 1/800 s, ISO – Auto.

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter J – at least six letters long (Joyful, Jumpers)

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Wordless Wednesday

Daily Prompt: Identity

 

Tan Renga: Into The Sea

 

two whippets running on a sand bar

 

melting into the sea
the full moon
leaves a candle bright                    © Jane Reichhold (1937-2016)

the sand rolls out her carpet
a runway to the stars                     © Xenia Tran

 

blue whippet with a pink ball walking through tidal lagoon

 

black whippet with an orange ball on a sand bar

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: Action, 1/800 s, ISO – Auto.

 

Kristjaan at Carpe Diem has invited us to create a Tan renga with the given haiku by Jane Reichhold to honor her. A Tan Renga is a short chained poem written by two poets. It looks very similar to a Tanka, but a Tanka is written by one poet.

I created the second stanza and added the selected photographs of Eivor and Pearl inspired by the scenes in the haiku (the starting verse).

Carpe Diem #1273 – Into The Sea

Dutch Goes The Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Sand

 

Tanka: Indian Summer

 

black whippet running on forest trail in autumn light

 

warm glows
this Indian Summer
between the leaves
we rest our coats and jumpers
the love within our smiles

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets on forest trail in autumn light

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: Action, 1/400 s, ISO – Auto.

 

Carpe Diem #1266 – Koharu (Indian Summer)

Daily Prompt: Popular

Forgiving Fridays: Vacation And A Blessing

 

Wordless Wednesday: Golden Hour

 

two whippets in long grass by forest stream

 

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With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: Action, 1/200 s, ISO-Auto.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Dutch Goes The Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Hour

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter G
(golden, grass, munching, sighthounds)

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Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Glow

 

Haiku: River Stones

 

River Lundy seen from a bridge

 

river flows
stones coated in moss
touching every fibre

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in black coats approaching a wooden bridge

 

We wish you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week! :o)

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: Landscape, 1/160 s and Action, 1/600 s (ISO – Auto)

 

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #169: Silk & Skin

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Autumn Windows

blue whippet leaping over fallen branches in autumn glen

after the rains
a window in the weather
to leap through

© 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, setting: Action, 1/800 s, ISO – Auto.

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows

Daily Prompt: Launch

Carpe Diem #1261 – The Pleasure Of Reading