Wordless Wednesday: Growing Together

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday Stills: Ageless and Evergreen

CMMC: July – Pick a Topic from my Photo

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Coalesce

Haibun: Table-top Rock

Summer is in full swing and tourists bring a bit of buzz to the beach. There are kites in the air and paddle boarders on the water. Wild-swimmers wade through the shallows with orange inflatables. We slip away to where nature makes the only sound. The gentle lapping of waves, the chant of oystercatchers piping.

table-top rock
our dogs invite us
to dinner

© Xenia Tran

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a wonderful new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

PI Prompt: Table

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #157: Getting Away

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Whirlwind

Tanka: Wild Water

wild water
where sacred music flows
dogs are waiting
at home in this wilderness
we feel its welcome too

© Xenia Tran

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Thank you Cee for honouring us with this post as a CMMC Featured Blogger!

CMMC Featured Blogger Ribbon

PI Poetry Prompt: Wild

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Trickle

CMMC July Color: Brown

Haiku: Destiny

ancient rocks
above us and below us
a river flows

© Xenia Tran

Wishing you all a happy Thursday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word (Continuity, Inward, Reflecting, Stronghold)

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Destiny

Tanka: Two Ways of Seeing

heat-haze
every shade of blue
in sky and water
every shade of water and sky
in the day’s blue

© Xenia Tran

Wishing you all a happy Monday and wonderful new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #154: One Photo Two Ways

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #197: Smoldering Hot (Moyuru)

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Nuance

Wordless Wednesday: A Glance through the Window

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Window

Haibun: Lifting the Spirit

Cairngorms National Park

Deep in the glen we meet a cheerful group of hikers in short sleeves and sun hats. We’re so happy to feel the warm on our skin after one of our longest Winters. The swallows are here, sweeping across the meadow. Buttercups and cowslip sparkle in the light.

wild orchids
a green-veined white
darts away

© Xenia Tran

a smiling blue and white whippet running down a forest trail

We are taking a short blogging break to make the most of the fine weather and will be back on Monday 14th June.

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/1.8 – 1/3200 s – ISO 100, f/4.5 – 1/250 s – ISO 100 and f/1.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

PI Poetry Prompt: Hat

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Elevate

Carpe Diem #1844: Returning Back to Normal

Wordless Wednesday: Mindfulness

a black whippet in a raincoat gently sniffing the grass in the forest
a blue and white whippet in a raincoat sniffing the grass in the forest

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 200, f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 250 and f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 220.

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Mindful

Tanka: Zen Marbles

Cairngorms National Park

a black whippet in a raincoat on a forest trail in spring

fluttering wings
our forest walk disappears
in itself
scattered stones marble the path
below the snow-capped mountains

© Xenia Tran

close up of snow-capped corries in the cairngorms

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a wonderful new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/1.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 450 and f/5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 110.

PI Poetry Prompt: Marble

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Bliss

Puente Poetry: Dream Song

a smiling blue and white whippet wading through a tidal lagoon

a rippled lagoon reflects pine and
passing cloud with snow-capped
mountains leaning into past
and present blessings from

~ a crystal clear sea ~

that follows the moon to
the other world, so far
yet near when we close our eyes
and do our wildest dreaming

© Xenia Tran

close up of crystal clear water in a tidal lagoon

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 400 and f/7.1 – 1/320 s – ISO 100.

PI Poetry Prompt: Leaning

Earthweal: Voyage to the Other World

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Fluid