Tanka: The Day’s Blue

two whippets in black jackets walking across a narrow beach

the beach narrows
as the tide rolls in
slowly
the sky opens her curtains
restoring the day’s blue

© Xenia Tran

a sweeping narrow strip of beach beside the dunes under a blue sky with fluffy clouds

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/4.5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100 and f/4.5 – 1/640 s – ISO 100.

Tanka Thursday: Restore

Water Water Everywhere #69

Wordless Wednesday: Going with the Flow

a blue and white whippet running across tidal sands with pink ball
the Moray Firth as the tide is flowing back in between the bars with snow on the mountains

We received this lovely message today:

wordpress anniversary logo

Happy Anniversary with WordPress.com!
You registered on WordPress.com 5 years ago.
Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

A very big thank you to our fellow bloggers, followers and friends,
you are all amazing!

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

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, f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100 and f/4.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Water Water Everywhere #68

Wordless Wednesday: All You Need is Love

a black whippet in a winter jacket on a frozen beach near the dunes
two whippets in winter jackets on a wintry beach in the sunshine

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6 – 1/250 s – ISO 200, f/5.6 – 1/320 s – ISO 200 and f/5 – 1/640 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: All You Need is Love

Haiku: Scent of a New Day

two whippets in winter jackets sniffing the frozen grass side by side

silver frost
dogs pick up the scent
of a new day

© Xenia Tran

a cairn and bench overlooking the Moray Firth with snow on the peaks across the water

Wishing you all a blessed Monday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 160, f/2.8 – 1/800 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/800 s – ISO 125.

Word of the Day Challenge: Picking

Wordless Wednesday: Along the Tidal Line

two whippets in winter jackets playing on tidal sands
two whippets in winter jackets playing on tidal sands

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

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 160 and f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Lineament

Wordless Wednesday: Calm Seas

a whippet in a jacket on the beach near a driftwood tree
a calm sea with a bank of mist in front of the mountains

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot, Settings: f/4 – 1/500 s – ISO 100, f/5 – 1/640 s – ISO 100 and f/4.5 – 1/500 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #54

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water

Haiku: Clear Water

a blue and white whippet and a black whippet on the beach

clear water
in warm air everything
feels alive

© Xenia Tran

close up image of shallow water by the beach

Wishing you all a very happy Tuesday,

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/4.5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #29

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #307: Open & Close (Clear & Warm)

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Bloom

Haibun: Along the Firth

close up shot of a black whippet in a winter jacket on tidal sands

It has been a worrying weekend for many of us in the Highlands and other tourist destinations. Beauty spots in England, Wales and Scotland were swamped by visitors at a time when everyone has been asked to refrain from non-urgent travel.

This morning the caravan parks have closed and most people are returning home. They have better medical support there than they would have in remote parts of the country.

We can understand that people want to visit their favourite places. If we all work together to flatten the curve, this will soon be possible again.

along the firth
a flow of give and take
in motion

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket sniffing a large driftwood tree

Update: At 8.30 pm on 23rd March 2020 the UK Government ordered a lockdown in the interest of keeping everyone safe.

We hope you are all safe and well.

Wishing you a peaceful Monday and a beautiful new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6 – 1/1000 s – ISO 200, f/5 – 1/160 s – ISO 100 and f/5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 200.

Sunday Stills: The Legacy of Favorite Places

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #298: Bay & Play (Firth & Motion)

Your Daily Word Prompt: Swamped

Haiku: Sentient Sea

a blue and white whippet on the beach sniffing driftwood

sentient sea
happy to let driftwood dry
as the moon wishes

© Xenia Tran

a large smooth and curved piece of driftwood on the beach

Wishing you all a wonderful Tuesday,

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.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles, Curves and Arches

Twiglet #147: Dry as the Moon

Your Daily Word Prompt: Sentience

Haiku: Hazy Blue

close up head shot of a black whippet on the beach

enlightenment
the hazy blue mountains
our loving guide

© Xenia Tran

seaweed stones on tidal sands, blue mountains across the water

Wishing you all a very happy Tuesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/2.8 – 1/500 s – ISO 160 and f/5 – 1/640 s – ISO 100.

Carpe Diem #1746: Shikoku Island … The Path of Enlightenment

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fuzzy

Your Daily Word Prompt: Fundamental