Tanka: A New Dawn

two whippets sniffing the seaweed on the beach

time turns
all that remains
between us
these ancient roads we walk
the strength of love eternal

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet striding out along the beach

Wishing you all a very happy Thursday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #105: Turn Back Time

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday: Strength

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Dawn

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: Treasures

a black whippet on the beach sniffing the seaweed

breath of light
treasures in the sand
east and west

© Xenia Tran

close up shot of a black whippet sniffing seaweed on the beach

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/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #66: Filling the Frame

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #274: Air & Lantern

Word of the Day Challenge: Zest

Haiku: Autumn Buzz

Cairngorms National Park

close up head shot of two whippets with ears on full alert

growing stronger
the sweet hum of hoverfly
in the woods

© Xenia Tran

a view of Loch Morlich and the Cairngorm mountains beyond from the woods

Wishing you all a very happy Thursday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/125 s – ISO 160, f/2.8 – 1/100 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/500 s – ISO 160.

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #273: Forest & Whisper

Carpe Diem #1756: Fly

Tanka: Zen Meditation

Loch Morlich

a row of stones in the loch curving towards the mountains

stones in water
from emptiness to wholeness
these mountains
around them and within them
the wisdom of this life

© Xenia Tran

a row of stones in the loch curving towards the mountains

Wishing you all a beautiful Tuesday,

with love from Eivor xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 160, f/4 – 1/1250 s – ISO 160 and f/4.5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #103 – Quest for a New Masterpiece – start of Autumn

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #272: Empty & Whole

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Stone

Haiku: Into Autumn

a blue whippet with a pink ball running across tidal sands

so subtle
september equinox
shifting clouds

© Xenia Tran

shoreline and retreating sea under a blue sky with whispy clouds

Wishing you all a very happy September Equinox 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/3.2 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100, f/3.2 – 1/2000 – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #103: Quest for a New Masterpiece – Start of Autumn

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #105: September Equinox

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Subtle

Haiku: Breath of Love

a blue and white whippet walking through the dunes

moving layers
dunes built by bent grass
a breath of love

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet walking through the dunes

The forecast ‘Indian Summer’ has arrived in the Highlands and we’re enjoying some beautiful warm weather.

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

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday: Breathe

Paula’s Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in September (Yr 4) – Hot Dog

Word of the Day Challenge: Love