Tanka: Seaside Joy

a blue and white whippet running on the beach with a yellow ball

a dog
deep in thought
pauses
at the sight of boats and kites
joy sails towards us too

© Xenia Tran

a kite surfer riding the wind and waves

Wishing you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful week ahead,

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 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #103: Surprise

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #312: Intent & Thought (Deep & Thought)

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Salty

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

Tanka: Scintillating Sea

a blue and white whippet sniffing seaweed along the shoreline

soothing waves –
rocks feel steady in wet sand
full of energy
we thank the glittering sea
for brighter new beginnings

© Xenia Tran

iew across Moray Firth with outcrops and narrow beach in the foreground.

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

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 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #95: All Wet

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #304: Might & Tight (Energy & Steady)

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Twinkle

Tanka: Radiant Spirits

two whippets in winter jackets playing on a sandbar

going for a walk
like a thousand walks before
dogs pouncing, bouncing
on empty tidal sands
played by radiant spirits

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in winter jackets running in a circle on tidal sands

In celebration of Ronovan’s 300th Weekly Haiku Challenge we’ve used two synonyms for each word given.

Wishing you a very happy Monday and hope you’re all safe and healthy,

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.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #91: Simplicity

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #300: Grit & Quit (sand, spirit & go, take a walk)

Your Daily Word Prompt: Radiant

Word of the Day Challenge: Bounce

Haiku: Treasure Hunting

two whippets in winter jackets bending down to sniff driftwood on the beach

pure heart
two dogs go lovingly
treasure hunting

© Xenia Tran

side on close up shot of two whippets in winter jackets on the beach bending down to sniff the sand

Wishing you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful week ahead,

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/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #85: Treasure Hunt

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #294: Chaste & Taste (Pure & Heart)

Haiku: Still Mind

Loch Laggan

two whippets in winter jackets on the beach at Loch Laggan

empty beach, still mind
the stream flows into the loch
once more

© Xenia Tran

Loch Laggan in Winter with snow on the peaks of the hills

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 – 1/1600 s – ISO 160, f/2.8 1/2000 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #293: Drain & Rain (Flow & Stream)

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #15

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Go

Haiku: Spirit of Vitality

a smiling blue and white whippet leaping across a beach

dragon’s leap
fuelling the inner fire
this winter

© Xenia Tran

a running black whippet in a winter jacket in full flow

Wishing you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/200 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/320 s – ISO 100.

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #290: Jump & Asp

Your Daily Word Prompt: Myriad

Haiku: Balance

Cairngorms National Park

close up shot of two whippets running through heather

code of angels
the journey in balance
with our dreams

© Xenia Tran

view across the hills and mountains with pine trees and a small loch below

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/2.8 – 1/800 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/200 s – ISO 160.

Sunday Stills: The Light in Yin and Yang

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #289: Dream & March

Tanka: Dreamy Winter

Cairngorms National Park

two whippets in winter jackets on a forest trail

lichen and trees
supporting each other
beside the stream
a dreamy winter greeting
the voices of the forest

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a winter jacket on a forest trail

We wish you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/160 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/250 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/400 s – ISO 160.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #78: Special Spot Shots

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #287: Brook & Moss

Word of the Day Challenge: Wisdom

Haiku: Periwinkle

two whippets in winter jackets striding across the shingle under a blue sky

relics from the sea
wrapped around the shingle
half shell, half air

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in winter jackets sniffing the shingle side by side

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/4 – 1/320 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 160.

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #286: Ashes & Cocoon (Relic & Wrap)

Your Daily Word Prompt: Discover