Tanka: Morning Glow

two whippets running across the beach in the morning sun with balls

from the sea
a film of moonlight
we long to know
the spirit of this new day
we have never seen before

© Xenia Tran

a tidal beach with heaps of seaweed in the glow from the rising sun

Wishing you all a magical 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 160, f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100 and f/7.1 – 1/1600 s – ISO 160.

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Glow

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #282: Haze & Sand

Word of the Day Challenge: Uplifting

Tanka: Calm Returning

Loch Migdale

two whippets in black jackets along the shore of Loch Migdale in autumn

autumn stirs
leaves rustle in the crowns
above the glen
the sun sees off the clouds
her warmth a calm returning

© Xenia Tran

Loch Migdale in autumn, soft ripples on the water

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: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4 – 1/500 s – ISO 200 and f/4 – 1/200 s – ISO 200.

Sunday Stills: Calm

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #280: Valley & Peak

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Stir

Haiku: Across a Carpet of Leaves

a black whippet in a jacket tentatively greeting a giant squirrel sculpture

one universe
dogs nurture friendship
with squirrels too

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet in a black jacket touches a giant squirrel sculpture's nose with her nose

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 -1/80 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/20 s – ISO 200.

Sunday Stills: Yellow Leaves of Autumn

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #279: Nature & Nurture

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Bravery

Haiku: Morning Stroll

two whippets on a forest trail, one sniffing the grass

time to pass
a river of gold and green
two soulmates

© Xenia Tran

two whippets sniffing the grass on a forest trail

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 – 1/500 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/800 s – ISO 100.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #69: Seeing Double

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #277: River & Path

Haiku: Autumn Sunset

a whippet in a black jacket on the shore at sunset

mist rolls in
this hour of gold and blue
across the water

© Xenia Tran

sunset across the Moray Firth, a golden sky over blue mountains

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: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4 – 1/200 s – ISO 200 and f/5 – 1/60 s – ISO 200.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #67: Layered

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #276 : Smoke & Water

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