Haiku: A Sense of Peace

a blue and white whippet sniffing the side of an outcrop on the beach

a sense of peace
hangs bare in the unmasking
of the day’s blue

© Xenia Tran

view across the Moray Firth with snow on the peaks across the water

Wishing you all a beautiful 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 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

Sunday Stills: Awakening

Twiglet #175: It Hangs Bare

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Unmask

Wordless Wednesday: Happy Earth Day

a blue and white whippet leaping across the beach with a pink ball
close up shot of a black whippet zooming across the beach

Wishing you all a very happy Earth Day,

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.

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday Stills: Honoring Mother Earth

Discover Prompt #22: Tempo

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Visual

Haiku: Wild Sea

a black whippet in a winter jacket running beside a wild sea

a wild sea
the day meets and passes
keeping its fizz

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket running beside a wild sea with a pink ball

These photographs were taken on 1st March 2020 before the lockdown. You can see more images from the same walk in our March 2020 posts Approaching Spring, Waves of Gratitude, Worm Moon Sky and in yesterday’s post Looking Back.

I’m using the restrictions during the lockdown as an opportunity to share images from walks taken earlier this year to help lift our spirits.

Wishing you all a blessed Tuesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #23

Sunday Stills: Lifted Spirits

Twiglet #171: Kept its Fizz

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: Approaching Spring

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket trotting on the beach with a ball

near and far
the smooth haze
of spring approaching

© Xenia Tran

close up shot of a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket running on the beach with a ball

Wishing you all a blessed 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, f/3.5 – 1/800 s – ISO 100 and f/3.5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Sunday Stills: Near and Far

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Smooth

Your Daily Word Prompt: Haze

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