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.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #84: Trees Newly Green (shinju)

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #44: Harmony

Wordless Wednesday: Renewal

a blue and white whippet leaping in front of the waves with a pink ball in her mouth
a blue and white whippet running in front of the waves with a pink ball in her mouth
close up shot of a blue and white whippet running across tidal sands with a pink ball in her mouth

We wish all of you who celebrate a very happy Beltane and a blessed new month!

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.

Wordless Wednesday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #43: Less is More

Haiku: Flying Sand

a black whippet in a black jacket running on the beach in a sandstorm

woolly hats
driftwood trees and flying sand
april’s here

© Xenia Tran

sand clouds flying over the beach with driftwood and stones sticking out

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 100 and f/3.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #39: Hello April

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Fool

Haiku: Swallow Song

a black whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket walking on the beach between WWII defences

forgotten shells
hidden between dunes and sky
a swallow sings

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket on the beach sniffing one of the WWII defences

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 – 1/800 s – ISO 160, f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/160 s – ISO 100.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #78: Swallow

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #38: Weathered or Worn

Haiku: Nature’s Blessing

 

two whippets in black winter jackets running towards each other beside a woodland burn

 

woodland waters
gliding by towards the sea
nature’s blessing

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet in a black winter jacket running through the grass beside a burn

 

a blue whippet in a black winter jacket leaping through the grass beside a flowing burn

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/4 – 1/500 s – ISO 100 and f/3.2 – 1/500 s – ISO 160.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #33: Nature

 

Haibun: Before Spring

 

a black whippet in a blue and black winter jacket striding out along the beach

 

Big waves bring driftwood trees, the wind covers them with sand. Some branches and root balls reach for the sky, casting a filigree of shadows. Hovering on salty air, gulls survey a new landscape.

melting snow
earth re-arranges herself
before spring

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet in a blue and black winter jacket approaching a partially covered driftwood tree on the beach

 

driftwood and root balls, partially covered by sand on the beach and one driftwood tree planted upright

The weather has been wild here during Storm Erik and we hope everyone in his path is safe and well.

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 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100, f/3.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 160 and f/5.6 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

 

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #72: First Spring Gust

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #32: Shadows

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Flare