Haiku: Smile in Motion

two whippets on the beach beside old WWII defences

spilling stones
your smile leaps over
the old defences

© Xenia Tran

a smiling black whippet walking across the beach towards the camera

Many of the Second World War defences along the Moray Coast are sinking deeper into the shifting sands. You can see some images taken earlier this year where they are still upright in Edge of New Tomorrows.

We’re delighted that this haiku is featured in Haiku Dialogue: Poet’s Choice, ambiguity, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 4 September 2019. A very big thank you to Craig Kittner for putting this edition together.

Wishing you all a wonderful Thursday,

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 100 and f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Texture

Word of the Day Challenge: Spontaneous

Wordless Wednesday: Inspired by the Breeze

 

two whippets bending down to sniff the seaweed on the beach

 

a blue whippet in a purple harness cantering on tidal sands in the sun

 

a black whippet striding out along the tidal sands with a big smile on his face

A breezy and warmer day on the coast today, we wish you all a very happy Wednesday!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5, 1/2000 s, ISO 100 and f/3.5, 1/1000 s, ISO 100.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Our World

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Inspire

 

Tanka: Stone Steps

 

black whippet in a black harness walking on rocks and sniffing the seaweed at low tide

 

stone steps
so easy to trust
where they lead
when the moon floats by at night
to leave her blessings

© Xenia Tran

 

view over Moray Firth from Cove Bay at low tide

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 100 and f/2.8, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.

 

Twiglet #94: Stone Steps

 

Tanka: Soft Landing

 

a black whippet leaps across tidal water

 

with grace
a hound leaps the lagoon
soft landing
in sands along the shore
a treasure of late summer

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet leaps across tidal water and lands on outstretched paws

With 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/3.5, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.

 

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Grace

 

Wordless Wednesday: Tidal Bay

Cove Bay

 

two whippets walking between seaweed-covered rocks at low tide

 

two whippets on tidal sands at Cove Bay

 

two whippets on tidal sands beside cliffs and caves

With love from the temporary sands,

Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/4, 1/1000 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.

 

Wordless Wednesday

 

Haiku: Ring of Light

 

beach at low tide with cloudy skies and blue mountains across the water

 

a ring of light
below the moisture-filled sky
life circles

© Xenia Tran

 

black whippet running with a green ball on the beach

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/7.1, 1/800 s, ISO 100 and f/5, 1/1250 s, ISO 100.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Ring

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Liquid

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: 2017 Favourites

 

Winter

 

Autumn

 

Summer

 

Spring

 

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr, camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200.

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: 2017 Favorites

Wordless Wednesday