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

 

Tanka: Tranquility

 

two whippets in winter jackets on a forest trail

 

light passes
through the trees anew
this young December
venus and the waning moon
soothe us into peace

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in winter jackets on a forest trail with leafless birch

 

a black whippet in a winter jacket pauses on a forest trail to look up between the trees

We wish you all a very tranquil Tuesday!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5, 1/80 s, ISO 200, f/3.5, 1/60 s, ISO 250 and f/3.5, 1/80 s, ISO 250.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Tranquil

 

Haiku: Happiness

 

sunrise over the Moray Firth, blue mountains across the water

 

rising
with the sun
happiness

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in winter jackets playing on a sandbar on the Moray Firth, a golden glow from the rising sun across the water

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/4, 1/640 s, ISO 160 and f/2.8, 1/1250 s, ISO 160.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #22: Happiness is …

 

Haiku: From the Forest

 

two whippets by the roots of a large driftwood tree on the beach

 

stranded
what a journey
this tree

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet looking into the distance from behind a large driftwood tree on the beach

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 and f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 160.

 

Carpe Diem #1556: Fleeting Autumn (yuku aki)

 

Wordless Wednesday: The Light Within

 

a black whippet in a black winter jacket leaping across a rockpool

 

a black whippet in a black winter jacket landing on the sand after leaping across a rockpool

 

a black whippet in a black winter jacket landing on the sand after leaping across a rockpool

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 100.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Brilliance

 

Tanka: A Walk at Sunset

 

two whippets in winter jackets on tidal sands at sunset

 

lilac and gold
brush strokes shimmer
in tidal pools
while the sun slips away
we feel the moon rising

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet in a winter jacket with a ball in his mouth standing on tidal sands at sunset

 

a black whippet in a winter jacket with a ball in his mouth walking on tidal sands at sunset

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5, 1/125 s, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/100 s, ISO 200 and f/5, 1/125 s, ISO 200.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Contact

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Walk

 

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