Tanka: Stone Spirits

a blue and white whippet carefully stepping across shingle and rocks on a tidal beach

precious earth –
each stone its own
aura
our souls so closely aligned
with all that we see

© Xenia Tran

close up of a senior blue and white whippet bending down to sniff stones on the beach

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a blessed Earth Day tomorrow,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Aura

Thurday’s Special: Pick a Word in April 2022 (Salient)

Word of the Day Challenge: Unusual

Wordless Wednesday: Song of the Sea

close up of a senior black whippet with silver hairs on his face
close up of a rocky outcrop with seaweed, part under water

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

CFFC: Water

Wordless Wednesday: Close to the Stones

a blue and white whippet walking across the beach towards the camera
close up of stones resting on crumbling WW2 defences on the beach

Wishing you all a peaceful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #190: Close and Closer

Wordless Wednesday: Where Clear Water Flows

a blue and white whippet drinking from stream that flows out to sea
close up of crystal clear water flowing over stones

We are taking a short blogging break and will be back on Wednesday 16 March 2022.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday: Here and Yonder

a black whippet in a winter jacket beside a stream with stones
a black whippet in a winter jacket with a ball in his mouth walking beside stones on the riverbank

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Your Daily Word Prompt: Yonder

Haibun: New Dimensions

a black whippet in a winter jacket sniffing the stones on the riverbank

The eastern bank is stacked with stones, smoothed by journeys through ice and water. Sitting down with a pebble in my hand, I close my eyes and feel the pulse of the mountain, a deeper dimension of where we all come from.

heading north –
the wind on the river
brushes the trees

© Xenia Tran

a river under a winter sky flowing out to sea

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

PI Poetry Prompt: Journey

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Spatter

Wordless Wednesday: Carried on a Wave

a black whippet in a winter jacket striding along the shoreline
a lobster creel left on the rocks by the waves

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Tanka: Hidden Stories

a black whippet by the dunes with a blue and white whippet sniffing driftwood in the background

autumn sun
the wind picks up as if
for the first time
old stones tell a story
we will never forget

© Xenia Tran

close up of exposed local stone from WW2 defences on the beach

Wishing you all a blessed Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Forget

Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Quiet

Word of the Day Challenge: Historical

Wordless Wednesday: Natural Triangles

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket on tidal sands with outcrops and stones covered in seaweed
a heart-shaped terracotta coloured outcrop on tidal sands with a dusting of snow

Wishing you all a beautiful Wednesday,

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 – 1/2000 s – ISO 200.

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Triangle

Wordless Wednesday: Cooling by the Water

a blue and white whippet walking through a tidal lagoon
view across the Moray Firth towards the Sutherland hills

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/5 – 1/640 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 160 and f/4.5 – 1/800 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday Stills: Bodies of Water

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #41