Tanka: A Voice across the Sea

 

a black whippet on sand and shingle looking at the water below

 

northern breeze
a spring in our step
after the heat
songs enter the water
filling our heart, the same sky

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet looking to her left across the water

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/3.5, 1/1000 s, ISO 100.

 

Kristjaan at Carpe Diem introduces us to ‘Joik’, the mystical song of the Sami people. I believe there is something at the heart of all traditional music that connects us to our roots and to where our spirits come from.

Below is the video clip that Kristjaan shared with us, a song called ‘Devieh’ performed live by Marja Mortensson:

 

Carpe Diem #1490: Joik, the mystical song of the Sami

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Rag Tag Daily Prompt #70: Contact

dVerse Poets: Celebrate with me Today

 

Tanka: The Dance of Friendship

 

two whippets running onto the beach from the dunes

 

linked lives
a moon’s blessing
spurs the dance
on four legs and on two
the light is always new

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet leaping ahead of a black whippet across the tidal sands

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: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6, 1/1000 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Sunday Stills: You’ve Got a Friend

 

Tanka: Creating Memories

 

blue whippet in a purple harness standing alert in the grass beside a woodland trail

 

exploring
one path after another
the wolf within
mindful of the living trees
the fallen resting in grass

© Xenia Tran

 

blue whippet in a purple harness walking down a woodland trail

 

blue whippet in a purple harness walking down a woodland trail

The fallen trees are left here and provide a home for micro-organisms and the rare aspen hoverfly.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Carpe Diem #1485: Creating Memories

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

 

Tanka: The Sound of Silence

 

black whippet sniffing driftwood on the beach at Findhorn Bay

 

first sunrise
the voice of love recorded
in your heart
the beauty of hidden stars
within the sound of silence

© Xenia Tran

 

black whippet looking over his right shoulder across the tidal pools and sand bars

 

Boats, some anchored and some moored at pontoons in Findhorn Bay

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5, 1/1250 s, ISO 100, f/8, 1/320 s, ISO 100 and f/6.3, 1/800 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

dVerse Poetics: Sounds of Silence

When I saw the prompt at dVerse I immediately had to think of the adaptation by American band ‘Disturbed’ of the classic Simon & Garfunkel song ‘The Sound of Silence’.  Below is a video clip of their version, which inspired the tanka above. Hope you enjoy!

 

Tanka: Reflections

 

blue whippet relaxing on a dog blanket in a window seat

 

their eyes reveal
the sound of waterfalls
after the walk
dogs rest their noses
stretch out their dreams

© Xenia Tran

 

portrait of a snoozing black whippet on a dog blanket

 

portrait of a snoozing blue whippet on a brown dog blanket

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/13 s, ISO 400 and f/2.8, 1/160 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge: Time to Relax

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge Week 3: Indoor, Fabric, Colors

Rag Tag Daily Prompt #54: Reflection

 

Tanka: Compass

 

forest trail in dappled sunlight beside a loch

 

the forest opens
her arms with dappled light
on instinct
we follow an unknown path
that leads to sacred waters

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet drinking from a loch

Happy Friday and we wish you all a wonderful weekend!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6, 1/80 s, ISO 160 and f/5.6, 1/125 s, ISO 250.

 

Carpe Diem #1469: Finding the Path

Rag Tag Daily Prompt #36: Hospitable

 

Tanka: Waves of Blue and Green

 

blue whippet walking on the beach with a pink ball in her mouth

 

sandbars divide
waves of blue and green
into summer
she speaks lightly of the sea
the haze of distant mountains

© Xenia Tran

 

clear blue sky above hazy blue mountains and a calm green blue sea

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: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6, 1/2000 s, ISO 320 and f/4, 1/1000 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem #1460: Heat at Zenith (hizakari)

Rag Tag Daily Prompt #25: Precedent