Haibun: Feeling is Believing

 

a black whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket leaping across a tidal lagoon

 

When I fly across the lagoon my front paws curl towards my heart. My thoughts settle in a place deep inside. The only thing that exists, is this moment.

a leap of faith
across the tidal waters
solid ground

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket leaping across a tidal lagoon

 

Time slows down, suspended in mid-air. It feels easy to adjust, find your balance. All you have to do, is believe.

a still mind
where guidance can find you
to give you wings

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket leaping across a tidal lagoon

 

When you reach the other side, stretch out and prepare for landing. The sand will be soft, time becomes real again.

mid-gallop
alive to everything
winter’s breath

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket landing on the sand across a tidal lagoon

With love from Eivor  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, 1/640 s, ISO 100.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Challenge

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Connect

 

Haiku: Dawn to Dusk

a blue whippet nuzzling a black whippet as they walk on tidal sands

dawn to dusk
our love leads the way
into gentle seas

© Xenia Tran

a blue whippet smiling at a black whippet as they walk on tidal sands

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.

Paula’s Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in September Y3 (Diurnal)

This poem features in Between Heather and Grass. If you haven’t read the book yet, feel free to take a peek inside:

look inside feature for Between Heather and Grass
Look inside …

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Toys

 

black whippet standing on the beach with a green ball in his mouth

 

airborne
the thrill of catching balls
a dog’s delight

© Xenia Tran

 

black whippet leaping across the sands with a green ball in his mouth

 

a blue whippet running on the beach with a pink ball

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/5, 1/640 s, ISO 100, f/5, 1/125 s, ISO 100 and f/3.5, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Toys

Rag Tag Daily Prompt #75: Blue

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Memories

close up of black whippet in red fleece sleeping in front of the fireplace

divine love
every memory
a lasting gift

© Xenia Tran

blue whippet in pink fleece snuggled up with sleeping back whippet in red fleece

This post is dedicated to Frank Jansen from Dutch Goes the Photo whose beloved 15-year old corgi Ransom just crossed the rainbow bridge.

Our heart goes out to Frank and his family who gave Ransom the happiest life he could ever have wished for.

He asks us to post one or more photographs that hold special memories for us.

These photographs were taken at the beginning of this month when Eivor and Pearl were snuggled up in front of the fire during the Siberian winds.

Run free sweet Ransom.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4, 1/250 s, ISO 100 and f/6.3, 1/100 s, ISO 100.

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Memories

Carpe Diem #1396: Unfold your own Myth

This poem features in Between Heather and Grass. If you haven’t read the book yet, feel free to take a peek inside:

look inside feature for Between Heather and Grass
Look inside …

Haiku: Sweet Memories

 

close-up portrait of a sleeping blue whippet with a pink collar

 

dreaming
a bridge to wind and waves
on my pillow

© Xenia Tran

 

foaming waves on pebble shore at mouth of river Findhorn

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic FZ200, settings: Portrait, 1/160 s and Landscape, 1/400 s, ISO – Auto.

 

Dutch Goes The Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Bridge

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Temporary

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter ‘M’

cffc ww

 

Haiku: Spring Me Magic

 

two whippets running on an empty beach

 

fly me
a harmony with your smile
spring me magic

© Xenia Tran

 

black whippet flying across an empty beach with a blue whippet in tow

 

Happy Thursday everyone!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: Action, 1/800 s.

 

Daily Prompt: Harmony