Tanka: Still Point

Loch an Eilein

head shots of a black whippet and blue and white whippet looking ahead

ah this joy
when early sun rays
warm the loch
glittering in the reeds
a still point for tomorrows

© Xenia Tran

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 – 1/80 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/125 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/100 s – ISO 100.

Carpe Diem #1796: New Beginnings … First Sunray

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Daylight

Your Daily Word Prompt: Vital

Haibun: Moon Echoes

two whippets in winter jackets running together on the beach

The beach is still covered in driftwood while the sea oozes calm. We come here again and again, for poems and photographs, playing ball and silver shimmies. Yet every day is different. The crispness of the air, the salt on our lips. There’s always a variation, a moment within us, born anew.

the circles in life
as round as December’s moon
echoes, echoes

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in winter jackets running together on the beach

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 – 1/800 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/640 s – ISO 100.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #116: Cold Moon

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Flourish

Your Daily Word Prompt: Invoke

dVerse Poets: Open Link Night #256

Tanka: Every Step

a black whippet in a black jacket on the beach with an orange ball

so sacred
the salt in the air and sea
every step
towards the infinite
a new beginning

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a black jacket on the beach with an orange ball

Wishing you all a peaceful Thursday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ 200, Settings: f/4 – 1/640 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/500 s – ISO 100.

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Microcosm

Wordless Wednesday: Brightening Day

a blue and white whippet running on the beach with a pink ball
a beach with exposed outcrops at low tide, blue mountains across the bay

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4 – 1/800 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Enchanted

Haibun: First Advent

a blue and white whippet cantering on the beach with a pink ball

The retreating sea leaves seaweed glittering in the morning sun. Exposed rocks draped in green shelter us from the wind. Pearl spins around with a playful bark. I open my pocket and throw her the ball. She catches it mid-air, content in a steady canter.

first advent
how easy the sky
changes colour

© Xenia Tran

beach at low tide in the morning sun, heaps of seaweed in the foreground

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 – 1/500 s – ISO 160 and f/5.6 – 1/1600 s – ISO 160.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #115: Advent

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #74: Abstract

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Ponder

Haibun: Into Peace

two whippets in winter jackets on the beach beside some driftwood

After a cold start the mist rolls back across the water. It’s been quite a night, according to the driftwood. The air seems innocent. In the midst of clouds we see glimpses of those who once walked here with us, their faces turning towards the light.

gentle surf
echoes of a moon passing
into peace

© Xenia Tran

white clouds above a bank of mist over a calm blue sea

Wishing you all a very peaceful Tuesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Peace

Twiglet #154: Innocent as Air

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Passage

Haibun: The Sound of Leaves

a blue and white whippet and a black whippet on a forest trail beside a squirrel sculpture

The second squirrel sculpture we see along the trail receives a thorough sniffing. This one is sitting up, gazing ahead in the distance. Perhaps he’s hoping too, his real-life cousins will return.

the sound of leaves
before they touch the soil
beneath the trees

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet and a black whippet in black jackets on a leaf-strewn forest trail

Wishing you all a beautiful Tuesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/60 s – ISO 125 and f/2.8 – 1/80 s – ISO 100.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #113: Fallen Leaves

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fantasy

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Sound