Haiku: Ray of Light

a smiling blue and white whippet in a purple harness running on the beach

the sun’s rays
leaping across the sands
still smiling

© Xenia Tran

a smiling blue and white whippet in a purple harness leaping across the beach

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/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

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Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #53: Your Choice

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Flow

Haiku: After the Rain

Inshriach Forest

a black whippet with a shiny silky coat, running between the heather

sunshine after rain
gliding through the wood
the loch glitters

© Xenia Tran

a glittering lochan in Inshriach Forest under a blue sky with cotton wool clouds

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/3.2 – 1/400 s – ISO 100, f/3.2 – 1/640 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/1600 s – ISO 160.

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Haibun: Forest Rain

a black whippet running on a forest trail covered in autumn leaves with the trees in full green leaf

The beech tree’s green canopy spreads across the grey and blue of morning sky, exchanging glances with the younger ones. The carpet is still red and gold with memories of autumn. So many smells of old and new. We breathe in the past and exhale the present, before inhaling the present and exhaling the past again.

rain falls
a journey of its own
in the forest

© Xenia Tran

a blue whippet in a purple collar and harness sniffs the air in the forest

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/3.2 – 1/100 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/500 s – ISO 100.

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Haiku: Blue Ocean

profile shot of a blue and white whippet with a purple collar and harness standing on rocky outcrops

blue ocean
her eternity waiting
for our return

© Xenia Tran

turquoise ocean waters shimmering in the bay between two sandy beaches
a blue and white whippet running 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/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 160, f/6.3 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #49: Favorite Things

Your Daily Word Prompt: Trust

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Haibun: Song of Sika

Raven’s Rock Gorge

close up shot of a black whippet in a black harness on a forest trail

The clear waters of Alt Mor tumble over the stones. The rains have been welcome after wildfires swept across our moors. I love the smells of earth and water, the young green leaves. It feels as if the forest can breathe again.

in the air
the soft whistle of sika deer
calling their young

© Xenia Tran

water flowing through Raven's Rock Gorge, lush and green with spring leaves

We wish you all a very happy Monday and a sumptuous 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 – 1/250 s – ISO 100 and f/3.5 – 1/125 s – ISO 100.

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Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Sumptuous

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Haibun: Hazy Morning

two whippets walking along the edge of a sand bar with a morning haze over the sea

The weather is turning warm again and the sandbar feels soft underneath. We walk here in quiet contemplation, leaving only foot prints before a line of surf waves them away.

calm sea
the blue haze wraps around
our new horizon

© Xenia Tran

the faint outline of blue mountains barely visible in the morning haze above the sea

We wish you all a calm and 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 and f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #46: Delicate

Haibun: Trees Newly Green

Glen Affric

close up profile shot of a blue and white whippet with a pink and white collar and black jacket in the forest

We’re seeking shelter in our forest from Baltic wind and forecast snow. The temperature has tumbled far since Easter. The sun is bright, dappling through Douglas Fir on browns of fern and last year’s flowers.

living light
green flows into leaves
of new tomorrows

© Xenia Tran

a forest trail with Douglas fir and silver birch trees, heather and ferns in spring

Despite the drop in temperature the leaves are turning green before our eyes. 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 – 1/160 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/160 s – ISO 100.

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