Tanka: Treasures

 

a blue whippet in a black winter jacket beside a large pine and a fallen tree

 

exploring
the wolf within
remembers
treasures of the forest
a winter in the wild

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in black winter jackets in the forest

 

a blue whippet in a black winter jacket sniffing the ground beneath ancient pine

We wish you all a very blessed and happy New Year!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/80 s, ISO 125 and f/2.8, 1/60 s, ISO 125.

 

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #234: Seek & Find

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Floor

 

Haiku: In the Moment

 

a black whippet in a winter jacket smiling on the shore at sunrise

 

being present
to watch the sunrise
a smiling dog

© Xenia Tran

 

sunrise over the Moray Firth

 

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 and f/4, 1/800 s, ISO 100.

 

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #230: Exist & Today

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Tranquil

 

Haiku: Damselfly

Cairngorms National Park

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blue whippet in purple harness on forest trail

 

in the coolest shade
breathes the warmth of our faith
a blue damsel

© Xenia Tran

 

Lochan Mor with waterlily buds and trees full of green leaves

On our walk at Lochan Mor we saw our first damselfly of the year. She was a real beauty and we enjoyed watching her fly by. It is always a fine balance, having a camera and the desire to be non-intrusive with the wildlife that we see. I was happy to let a photographic opportunity slip by and be fully present in the moment. When I looked up, the blue colours from the sky reflected in the loch on the far side were the exact colours of the damselfly. I have posted photographs of this loch before with the water lilies in bloom and in Winter when it was frozen. As of today I have found a new favourite.

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: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6, 1/100 s, ISO 500 and f/5, 1/160 s, ISO 100.

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: All-Time Favorites

Carpe Diem #1445: Cooling on the Porch

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #204: Choice & Faith

 

Haiku: Splash of Spring

 

a black whippet with a green ball and a blue whippet with a pink ball playing by tidal lagoon

 

splash of spring
by a familiar lagoon
the day runs free

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet with a green ball and a blue whippet with a pink ball playing by tidal lagoon

 

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.

 

Daily Prompt: Ceremony

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #203: Home & Free

 

Haiku: Butterfly Spring

 

blue whippet chasing a pink ball on the beach

 

butterfly spring
the joy of dance lessons
with the sun

© Xenia Tran

 

black whippet leaping across the beach with a yellow ball

 

blue whippet running through tidal pool with a pink ball

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2, 1/1250 s, ISO 100 and f/3.2, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: The Light of the World

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #197: Fun & Sun

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Free and Easy

 

Haiku: Spring Equinox

 

blue whippet in winter jacket running on the beach with a pink ball

 

an equal chance
to balance winter’s wings
spring equinox

© Xenia Tran

 

black whippet in winter jacket leaping across the beach with a green ball

We wish you all a very happy Monday, a happy Spring Equinox tomorrow 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, 1/500 s, ISO 160 and f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 160.

 

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #25: Spring Equinox

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #193: Chance & Equal

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Story

 

Tanka: The Sun Within

 

blue whippet in a yellow jumper running through the dunes

 

harvest moon weaves
jumpers for the dawn
dunes wave their grass
the joy inside our hearts
heaven’s only wish

© Xenia Tran

 

black whippet in a brown jumper running through the dunes

Happy Monday dear friends, we wish you all a wonderful new week!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: Action, 1/800, ISO – Auto.

 

Daily Prompt: Believe

Carpe Diem #1270 – Desert Travelers (Karunesh)

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #170: Heart & Need (Heart & Wish)

Frank J Tassone’s Haikai Challenge #2 – Harvest Moon