Tanka: Misted Mirror

two whippets walking on tidal sands in the mist

through a gap
between half-buried rocks
seaweed nods
towards the misted mirror
where memories sweep past

© Xenia Tran

two whippets on tidal sands and outcrops in the mist

Wishing you all a wonderful Tuesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100, f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/800 s – ISO 100.

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #309: Break & Glass (Gap & Mirror)

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Distinction

Word of the Day Challenge: Honor

Haiku: Clear Water

a blue and white whippet and a black whippet on the beach

clear water
in warm air everything
feels alive

© Xenia Tran

close up image of shallow water by the beach

Wishing you all a very happy 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 100 and f/4.5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #29

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #307: Open & Close (Clear & Warm)

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Bloom

Tanka: Scintillating Sea

a blue and white whippet sniffing seaweed along the shoreline

soothing waves –
rocks feel steady in wet sand
full of energy
we thank the glittering sea
for brighter new beginnings

© Xenia Tran

iew across Moray Firth with outcrops and narrow beach in the foreground.

Wishing you all a beautiful Monday and a peaceful 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 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #95: All Wet

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #304: Might & Tight (Energy & Steady)

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Twinkle

Haiku: Team Work

two whippets in winter jackets digging and sniffing on the beach

sticking together
the dogs’ bond a gift
to listen for

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in black jackets walking away from the beach towards the dunes

We wish you all a very happy Monday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Working Together

Discover Prompt #27: Team

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #303: Stick & Trick (Stick & Gift)

Tanka: Radiant Spirits

two whippets in winter jackets playing on a sandbar

going for a walk
like a thousand walks before
dogs pouncing, bouncing
on empty tidal sands
played by radiant spirits

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in winter jackets running in a circle on tidal sands

In celebration of Ronovan’s 300th Weekly Haiku Challenge we’ve used two synonyms for each word given.

Wishing you a very happy Monday and hope you’re all safe and healthy,

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.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #91: Simplicity

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #300: Grit & Quit (sand, spirit & go, take a walk)

Your Daily Word Prompt: Radiant

Word of the Day Challenge: Bounce

Haiku: Spirit Mountain

two whippets running on a sandbar in the spring sun

far yet near
snow still dazzles on
our spirit mountain

© Xenia Tran

Moray Firth and snow capped peaks across the water

Wishing you all a very happy Monday and hope you are safe and well,

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/4.5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #90: Distance

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #299: Bright & Fight (Dazzle & Spirit)

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Slick

Haibun: Along the Firth

close up shot of a black whippet in a winter jacket on tidal sands

It has been a worrying weekend for many of us in the Highlands and other tourist destinations. Beauty spots in England, Wales and Scotland were swamped by visitors at a time when everyone has been asked to refrain from non-urgent travel.

This morning the caravan parks have closed and most people are returning home. They have better medical support there than they would have in remote parts of the country.

We can understand that people want to visit their favourite places. If we all work together to flatten the curve, this will soon be possible again.

along the firth
a flow of give and take
in motion

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket sniffing a large driftwood tree

Update: At 8.30 pm on 23rd March 2020 the UK Government ordered a lockdown in the interest of keeping everyone safe.

We hope you are all safe and well.

Wishing you a peaceful Monday and a beautiful new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6 – 1/1000 s – ISO 200, f/5 – 1/160 s – ISO 100 and f/5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 200.

Sunday Stills: The Legacy of Favorite Places

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #298: Bay & Play (Firth & Motion)

Your Daily Word Prompt: Swamped

Haiku: Treasure Hunting

two whippets in winter jackets bending down to sniff driftwood on the beach

pure heart
two dogs go lovingly
treasure hunting

© Xenia Tran

side on close up shot of two whippets in winter jackets on the beach bending down to sniff the sand

Wishing 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 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #85: Treasure Hunt

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #294: Chaste & Taste (Pure & Heart)

Haiku: Still Mind

Loch Laggan

two whippets in winter jackets on the beach at Loch Laggan

empty beach, still mind
the stream flows into the loch
once more

© Xenia Tran

Loch Laggan in Winter with snow on the peaks of the hills

Wishing you all a very happy Tuesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 160, f/2.8 1/2000 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #293: Drain & Rain (Flow & Stream)

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #15

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Go

Haiku: Spirit of Vitality

a smiling blue and white whippet leaping across a beach

dragon’s leap
fuelling the inner fire
this winter

© Xenia Tran

a running black whippet in a winter jacket in full flow

Wishing 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 – 1/200 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/320 s – ISO 100.

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #290: Jump & Asp

Your Daily Word Prompt: Myriad