Haibun: A Safe Landing

 

a blue whippet in a winter jacket walking across seaweed covered stones beside a tidal pool

 

The journey from breeder to buyer, from buyer to shelter and from shelter to a forever home can be measured in time, in geographical distance. The inner journey is often different, when the world you once knew is turned upside down.

Nature is a great healer. The soothing sound of the sea, the call of a gull, the deep silence in rock pools. Green seaweed glistening in the sun gives comforting smells, a new sense of home and belonging. Our roots grow deeper. Our love grows deeper still.

beaver moon
another leap forward
this journey

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet in a winter jacket leaping across a rock pool at low tide

 

a blue whippet in a winter jacket landing on the sand after leaping across a rock pool at low tide

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, 1/2000 s, ISO 160 and f/2.8, 1/1600 s, ISO 160.

 

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #60: The Quest for a Masterpiece goes on … Journey

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #62: Winter Moon

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Blue

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #21: Splash

 

Haiku: Winter Branches

 

two whippets in winter jackets on the tidal sands with snow on the peaks across the Moray Firth

 

touching sky
on the higher ground
first snow

© Xenia Tran

 

snow on the peaks across the Moray Firth with the beach and incoming tide in the foreground

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Reflection

 

Wordless Wednesday: Come Walk This Way

Cairngorms National Park

 

blue whippet in winter coat climbing a mountain trail, seen from behind

 

blue whippet in winter coat pausing to sniff a large stone on a mountain trail, seen from behind

 

a black whippet in a winter jacket on a mountain trail looking back at the camera over his right shoulder

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/640 s, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/800 s, ISO 100 and f/3.5, 1/250 s, ISO 100.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: From the Back

 

Tanka: September’s Music

 

two whippets on the beach at low tide

 

close to the shore
waves are making music
we listen, we dance
between seaweed covered stones
the sound of geese returns

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets on the beach at low tide

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.

 

 

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Water

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Slippery

 

Haiku: Sweet Monadhliath

 

close up of black whippet looking up and into the distance

 

sweet Monadhliath
snow fields on higher ground
still kiss the sky

© Xenia Tran

 

a few remaining snow fields on one of the peaks in the Monadhliagh mountains

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4, 1/80 s, ISO 125 and f/4, 1/800 s, ISO 160.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Height

Daily Prompt: Juxtapose

 

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

 

Tanka: After the Spring Rain

Cairngorms National Park

 

blue whippet sniffing the ground with old grass and green shoots

 

the fragrance
of the earth and sky
blending
sweet memories by the loch
after the spring rain

© Xenia Tran

 

nesting box in pine forest around Loch Deo

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

 

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: The Light of the World

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World

Daily Prompt: Forest