Haibun: Shimmy on the Shore

a black whippet in a winter jacket leaping across the beach

The early morning breeze is invigorating, the surf behind us roars. Eivor and Pearl shimmy between scattered seaweed, branches peeled from drifting trees. Seagulls are feasting on crabs, before the curlew get here.

the camera clicks
a sea too wild for fishing
winter memories

© Xenia Tran

close up shot of a black whippet in a winter jacket in full sprint on 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 -1/200 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Sunday Stills: Early to Rise

dVerse Quadrille #98: Peelings – Nothing More …

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Freestyle

Tanka: Love is in the Air

two whippets in winter jackets peering over the reeds on the edge of a marsh

comforting me
in a frost-covered marsh
your love
filling winter air with peace
a rainbow’s grace that passes

© Xenia Tran

a seagull flying low over the marshes and a part-frozen pond

We wish you all a very happy Thursday, a wonderful rest of the week and for those of you who celebrate, a very happy Valentine’s Day tomorrow.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/160 s – ISO 160, f/2.8 – 1/250 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/320 s – ISO 400.

Sunday Stills: Sweet

Carpe Diem Love Month #1810: Rainbow

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Most Desirable

Tanka: Where Moss Flows

a black whippet in a winter jacket waiting at the corner of a rising forest trail

all is silent
where the dog pauses
eyes full of love
in the shadows of a rock
moss flows and flows

© Xenia Tran

a large rock above a forest trail with moss growing on top

Wishing you all a very happy Thursday and a great weekend ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/2.8 – 1/80 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/60 s – ISO 200 and f/2.8 – 1/60 s – ISO 160.

Sunday Stills: What do the Shadows Have to Say

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

dVerse Poets: Open Link Night #259

Tanka: Lighting Candles

a black whippet in a winter jacket on a forest trail with leafless trees

leafless trees
the forest breathes her calm
in winter’s grey
a sunburst through the pine
one candle lighting another

© Xenia Tran

a sunburst through leafless trees and pine

Wishing you all a peaceful Tuesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/60 s – ISO 160, f/2.8 – 1/125 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/160 s – ISO 160.

Sunday Stills: Shades of Gray

Word of the Day Challenge: Collaborate

Haiku: Balance

Cairngorms National Park

close up shot of two whippets running through heather

code of angels
the journey in balance
with our dreams

© Xenia Tran

view across the hills and mountains with pine trees and a small loch below

We wish 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 – 1/800 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/200 s – ISO 160.

Sunday Stills: The Light in Yin and Yang

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #289: Dream & March

Haibun: First Snow

Cairngorms National Park

two whippets in winter jackets climbing up a hill

The Cairngorms used to be called Am Monadh Ruadh or Russet Coloured Mountain Range. We love walking in the National Park out of season. The ancient pine are self-seeding and some of the trees are a thousand years old. The streams running from the hills are crystal clear. The water seems as pure today, as it has always been.

first snow
wandering across the hills
this morning

© Xenia Tran



snow on the mountain peaks, half-covered by cloud

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: f2.8 – 1/500 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/250 s – ISO 160.

Sunday Stills: Old

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1797: New Beginnings … First Snow

Haiku: All Quiet

two whippets sniffing a driftwood tree on the beach

so free
the gentle ways of nature
restoring herself

© Xenia Tran

seagulls bobbing in the tidal lagoon, others sunning on the sandbar

Wishing you all a peaceful 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 – 1-1600 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/800 s – ISO 100.

Sunday Stills: Peace

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #283: Placid & Wild

Your Daily Word Prompt: Quiet