Haibun: The Puppy Within

a picture of a blue and brindle whippet puppy

Misty’s family came over for a visit this weekend and it was lovely to see them again. After a walk on the beach we went back to our house and they gave us this beautiful picture of Misty as a puppy that had been hanging on her late owner’s wall.

Misty is still very playful. She loves flinging her toys around the room as well as my slippers. Showing her the picture, she sniffs it and looks thoughtfully at her younger self. Then she turns towards the wall with pictures of our other dogs, where she is happy for us to hang it.

fruits of summer –
between blackcurrant bushes
forget-me-nots bloom

© Xenia Tran

a smiling brindle senior whippet in a dog bed with a green toy

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

with love from Misty and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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Tanka: Festive Memories

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket on a forest trail

melting snow
a twinkle of light
in every tree
memories of seasons past
we shared in distant places

© Xenia Tran

melting beads of frost on the trees and patches of snow on the brown grass in an ancient pine forest

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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Tanka: Memories

close up portrait of black whippet looking straight at the camera

the flow
of rock and turquoise waves
ocean’s beauty
between us on the shore
the memories keep growing

© Xenia Tran

rocks and outcrops flowing out into the bay with white sand in the foreground

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 and f/6.3 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

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This poem features in Between Heather and Grass. If you haven’t read the book yet, feel free to take a peek inside:

look inside feature for Between Heather and Grass
Look inside …

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Memories

close up of black whippet in red fleece sleeping in front of the fireplace

divine love
every memory
a lasting gift

© Xenia Tran

blue whippet in pink fleece snuggled up with sleeping back whippet in red fleece

This post is dedicated to Frank Jansen from Dutch Goes the Photo whose beloved 15-year old corgi Ransom just crossed the rainbow bridge.

Our heart goes out to Frank and his family who gave Ransom the happiest life he could ever have wished for.

He asks us to post one or more photographs that hold special memories for us.

These photographs were taken at the beginning of this month when Eivor and Pearl were snuggled up in front of the fire during the Siberian winds.

Run free sweet Ransom.

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 and f/6.3, 1/100 s, ISO 100.

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Memories

Carpe Diem #1396: Unfold your own Myth

This poem features in Between Heather and Grass. If you haven’t read the book yet, feel free to take a peek inside:

look inside feature for Between Heather and Grass
Look inside …