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

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

Haibun: Growing

a black whippet in a winter jacket standing on the dunes below the pine trees with an orange ball in his mouth

Ah those waves can roll. Standing here, with the sand between my toes, I wonder. I wonder what it will be like to run along with the waves. The wind is cold and strong. I’m wearing a warm jacket. Sometimes, I remember how scared I used to be. Scared of the waves, scared of the wind. The outside world, which seemed normal to others, was new to me. There was a lot to take in. A lot to understand. A lot to trust.

every step
in eternity’s light
a full star

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a winter jacket running along the beach with an orange ball in his mouth
a black whippet in a winter jacket running along the beach with an orange ball in his mouth

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 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Carpe Diem #1629: Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage … The East Route

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Wonder

Bridge Of Love

 

portrait of black whippet on the beach

 

this light
you see in me
I see in you

© Xenia Tran

 

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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 Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Bridge

Carpe Diem’s Writing and Enjoying Haiku #2 – No Rules

 

Haiku: Peaceful Waters

 

two whippets on tidal sand

 

above the islands
white clouds fold in prayer
peaceful waters

© Xenia Tran

 

The islands of Eigg and Rum

 

We would like to dedicate this post to the victims of today’s attack outside Finsbury Park mosque (London) and their families and friends, to the peaceful actions of imam Mohammed Mahmoud who appealed for calm and to peace and understanding among all the people who share this amazing earth.

We wish everyone a blessed and peaceful week.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: iA, 1/400 s and Landscape, 1/200 s.

 

Carpe Diem’s Theme Week: The Songs of Milarepa (1)

Daily Prompt: Relieved

dVerse Poets Tuesday Poetics: Blessings

 

Tanka: Celtic Wisdom

 

mountain hare eating grass among daisies

 

behind daisies
promise of a blue sky
in the hare’s eye
when you trust the silence
of mist among mountains

© Xenia Tran

 

mist between mountains, rain clouds above

 

two whippets climbing a hill with heather

We wish 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, setting: iA, 1/200 s.

 

dVerse Poetics: Poems That Could Save Your Life
Kim invites us to write a poem that can be helpful to someone’s internal weather and emotions following bereavement and other life changing events.

Dutch Goes The Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Weather

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #4 Reprise ‘Perpetuum Mobile’

 

Tanka: Guiding Light

blue whippet with a pink ball on the beach in morning sun

 

morning mist lifts
unraveling peaceful blues
indigo mountains
the lighthouse knows where home is
the light in us knows too

© Xenia Tran

 

black whippet on the beach in morning sun

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: iA, 1/800 s and 1/200/s.

Daily Prompt: Unravel

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Security

dVerse Tuesday Poetics: Wish You Were Here

Haibun: Connected Through Love

 

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It feels colder today and we wrap up warm for our walk to Lochan Uaine. The forest smells fresh after the rain and the few lone walkers we meet smile and nod at our companions. No one speaks. No one wants to interrupt the messages from the wind, the call of the falcon. A silver haired hiker bends down to stroke me behind my ears. I place my paw on his knee and look deep into his eyes. They well up with tears and I send love from my heart to his. He strokes me again and plants a kiss on top of my head. He and our companion look at each other and understand. With a smile and a wave he walks on to An Sidhean.

roots of the pines
reach out and connect
love flows freely

© Xenia Tran

 

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA.

With love to you all,

Eivor xxx

 

Our second contribution to dVerse Poets Haibun Monday – The Best Things in Life are Free

Carpe Diem #1158 Kashiwabara, birthplace of Kobayashi Issa

Dutch Goes The Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Nostalgia

 

Haibun: The Circle Of Giving

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This winter the snows melt within a few days of falling. The slopes remain closed and empty ski-lifts rock silently in the wind. We see a few long faces in the glen. They came here to snow-board and fly down the mountain. The glen’s heart pours with music from tumbling burns. The sun’s rays dance in the rhythm of the mountain’s beat. We raise our gaze in gratitude, spread our arms wide and bathe in the joy.

nature gives freely
with unconditional love
sacred blessings

© Xenia Tran

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Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA.

In response to dVerse Poets Pub Haibun Monday: The Best Things In Life Are Free

Carpe Diem Namasté, the Spiritual Way #3 – Spiritual Love Based on Zen Buddhism