Tanka: April Dust

two whippets in winter jackets on a snowy beach at dusk

so beautiful!
the arctic wind leaves
a dusting of snow
from a sky both cold and gold
ready for a photo

© Xenia Tran

golden hour on the Moray Firth with a light covering of snow

These images were taken in calmer conditions during our previous snowfall.

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/3.4 – 1/160 s – ISO 400, f/3.4 – 1/320 s – ISO 400 and f/5 – 1/50 s – ISO 250.

Tanka Thursday: Dust

Weekend Sky #23


Tanka: Soft and Forgiving

two whippets running across a wide beach towards the sea

seals swim
in the distance
deep sand
soft and forgiving
the way the ancients speak

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in black jackets leaping and running towards the sea

We wish you all a happy Thursday and a wonderful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/3.5 – 1/400 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Tanka Thursday: Forgive

Water Water Everywhere #71

Tanka: The Day’s Blue

two whippets in black jackets walking across a narrow beach

the beach narrows
as the tide rolls in
slowly
the sky opens her curtains
restoring the day’s blue

© Xenia Tran

a sweeping narrow strip of beach beside the dunes under a blue sky with fluffy clouds

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/4.5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100 and f/4.5 – 1/640 s – ISO 100.

Tanka Thursday: Restore

Water Water Everywhere #69

Tanka: Quantum Leap

a smiling black whippet leaping across the beach

quantum leap
nature has her way
of painting
small delights into
the day’s air

© Xenia Tran

a smiling black whippet striding out across tidal sands

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/2.8 – 1/640 s – ISO 100.

Tanka Thursday: Air

Your Daily Word Prompt: Genial

Tanka: The Gift

two whippets in winter jackets on the beach, one of them chasing a ball

sunshine breeze
a present
in the gull’s eyes
that looks older than today
even when it’s younger

© Xenia Tran

view from the beach of a tidal lagoon and sand bar

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Tanka Thursday: Present

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word (Variegated)

Tanka: Choices

a young crow on top of a fence in the snow

at peace
the crow and I
side by side
we have more directions
in which to wander

© Xenia Tran

a snow-covered promenade beside the seashore

Wishing you all a wonderful Thursday and a peaceful rest of the 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/5.6 – 1/250 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/500 s – ISO 100.

Tanka Thursday: Bird(s) or Name of a Bird

Twiglet #214: We Have More

Thurday’s Special: Pick a Word – Cohabitation

Tanka: Echoes

a black whippet in a winter jacket walking across the shingle on the shore

beach comb
every stone a story
we salute
the roots that grow
towards the flowing water

© Xenia Tran

an oystercatcher coming in to land near the surf

Wishing you all a wonderful Thursday and a peaceful rest of the 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 – 1/640 s – ISO 200, f/5.6 – 1/2000 s – ISO 1000 and f/5.6 – 1/200 s – ISO 100.

Tanka Thursday: Roots

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Echo

Tanka: Snow Covers

a black whippet in a winter jacket standing in snow-covered dunes

snow covers
dunes and woodland trails
melodious
in amber lamplight
we tiptoe out of town

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in winter jackets walking by snow-covered dunes

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4.5 – 1/20 s – ISO 1600, f/5.6 – 1/200 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/400 s – ISO 100.

Tanka Thursday: Lamplight

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Tiptoe

Tanka: Accepting the Sun

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket walking on the beach

driftwood shelter
the tide turns to prayer
accepting the sun
with love and light as signposts
the pain can be undone

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a winter jacket on the beach beside a shelter made from driftwood

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.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6 – 1/160 s – ISO 200 and f/5.6 – 1/200 s – ISO 200.

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Twist

Tanka Thursday: Turn

PI Poetry Prompt: Pain

Tanka: Tenderness

a blue and white whippet sniffing frost-covered stones on the beach

hoarfrost
the light searches
for souvenirs
near seaweed and shaded sands
where thin ice lingers

© Xenia Tran

seaweed and leaves covered in hoarfrost

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/5 – 1/100 s – ISO 200, f/4 – 1/250 s – ISO 200 and f/2.8 – 1/200 s – ISO 100.

Tanka Thursday: Search

PI Poetry Prompt: Thin Ice

Word of the Day Challenge: Tenderness