Puente Poetry: Dream Song

a smiling blue and white whippet wading through a tidal lagoon

a rippled lagoon reflects pine and
passing cloud with snow-capped
mountains leaning into past
and present blessings from

~ a crystal clear sea ~

that follows the moon to
the other world, so far
yet near when we close our eyes
and do our wildest dreaming

© Xenia Tran

close up of crystal clear water in a tidal lagoon

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 400 and f/7.1 – 1/320 s – ISO 100.

PI Poetry Prompt: Leaning

Earthweal: Voyage to the Other World

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Fluid

Wordless Wednesday: Going with the Flow

a blue and white whippet running across tidal sands with pink ball
the Moray Firth as the tide is flowing back in between the bars with snow on the mountains

We received this lovely message today:

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A very big thank you to our fellow bloggers, followers and friends,
you are all amazing!

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

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, f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100 and f/4.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Water Water Everywhere #68

Tanka: The Day’s Palette

a lensball on a seaweed covered outcrop

the day’s palette
a hazy blue and green
at high tide
tomorrow’s footprints
wait for us in sand and sea

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet walking a long tidal lagoon with a yellow ball

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100, f/5.6 – 1/800 s – ISO 200 and f/4.5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Nurturing Thursday: Letting Things Go

Tanka Thursday: Tomorrow

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Footprint

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #45

Wordless Wednesday: Cooling by the Water

a blue and white whippet walking through a tidal lagoon
view across the Moray Firth towards the Sutherland hills

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/5 – 1/640 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 160 and f/4.5 – 1/800 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday Stills: Bodies of Water

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #41

Wordless Wednesday: Slipping into Summer

a black whippet stepping out of a tidal lagoon
a tidal lagoon and far stretching tidal sands

Thank you for all your good wishes before we went on our blogging break and we hope you all had a lovely week too!

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

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 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #102: A Quiet Moment

Word of the Day Challenge: Celebration

Wordless Wednesday: Cherished Moments

two whippets wading through a shallow tidal lagoon
a stretch of beach beside a salt marsh and seawall

We are taking a short blogging break and will be back next Wednesday.

Wishing you all a blessed day and wonderful week ahead,

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 and f/4.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #32

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Cherish

Tanka: Holding Light

a blue and white whippet walking through a tidal lagoon

holding light
the way it happens
when a heart opens
in this new, quiet landscape
where angels can be heard

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet walking away from a tidal lagoon

We are staying positive for the dogs and they are a great help in filling us with hope for the future.

We hope you all stay well and healthy and wish you a peaceful Thursday and 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/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Hope

Twiglet #170: Holding Light

Discover-Prompt #2: Open

Wordless Wednesday: Following my Reflection

a blue and white whippet with a pink ball splashing in a lagoon
a blue and white whippet with a pink ball walking through a lagoon

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

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.

Wordless Wednesday

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #21

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pick a Topic from this Photo (Water)

A Tribute to Stuart Quine

(1962 – 2020)

new year’s day only the wind comes to my gate
Stuart Quine, Presence 14

a blue and white whippet walking beside a tidal lagoon with a pink ball

as real as any dream cherry blossom
Stuart Quine, Presence 51 (2014)

We were very sad to learn that Stuart Quine, a very gifted English haiku poet, has died of Covid-19. Our thoughts are with his family and friends and all who were close to him.

Stuart was a practitioner of Soto Zen Buddhism and wrote beautiful haiku. I didn’t know him personally, but admired his writings. His one-line-haiku, also known as monoku, especially resonated.

In honour of his life and his work, I am sharing three of his one-line-haiku with you today (previously published in Presence, a British independent haiku journal) that I especially love.

a sandbar and lagoon on the shores of the Moray Firth

alone on the shore finally the peace of nothing left to say
Stuart Quine, Presence 56 (2016)

Please stay safe and well.

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 and f/4.5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #90: Distance

Wordless Wednesday: Making a Splash

a blue and white whippet walking through a lagoon with a pink ball
a blue and white whippet walking through a lagoon with a pink ball

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

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.

Wordless Wednesday

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #14

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Action