Tanka: Winter Solstice

close up of a whippet's nose and paws around a lensball in the surf

distant bells
a welcome comfort
from the cosmos
inside out
on solstice day

© Xenia Tran

a lensball in the surf with the blur of a whippet's paw in the right hand foreground

Wishing you all a blessed Winter Solstice,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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Haiku: Spring Equinox

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket looking at a lensball

pure light
upending the sphere
spring equinox

© Xenia Tran

a lensball on the beach, reflecting the sky, dunes, sand and driftwood

I have been enjoying fellow photographer Jez Braithwaite’s creative images with his new lensball and decided to have a little play.

Wishing you a blessed Spring Equinox if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere and a happy Autumn Equinox to our friends in the Southern Hemisphere. May you all 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 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Nurturing Thursday

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