Tanka: Ink and Stone

 

two whippets in black jackets and decorative collars looking down from a climbing forest trail

 

on the other side
water gushing down the hills
filling the burn
polishing the rugged stones
writing our new pages

© Xenia Tran

 

clear water running down the hill, between the pine trees, into the stream

 

close up shot of water running down the hill into the stream through a small waterfall

We are so grateful to see the rain filling the burns (streams) and lochs again after a long dry Summer!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2, 1/100 s, ISO 320, f/3.2, 1/125 s, ISO 100 and f/3.2, 1/200 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem #1518: Inkstone and Pencil

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Rugged

 

Tanka: Two as One

Cairngorms National Park

 

water cascading down a mountain stream over large stones

 

living water
touching the stones
two as one
our hearts meet in a dream
the present will follow

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in winter jackets and snoods bending down together to sniff something on top of the mountain

 

two whippets in winter jackets and snoods bending down together to sniff something on top of the mountain

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/4, 1/160 s, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 160 and f/5.6, 1/125 s, ISO 400.

 

Carpe Diem #1513: Dreamer

Paula’s Thursday’s Special Pick a Word in October Y3: Gushing

 

Tanka: September’s Music

 

two whippets on the beach at low tide

 

close to the shore
waves are making music
we listen, we dance
between seaweed covered stones
the sound of geese returns

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets on the beach at low tide

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.

 

 

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Water

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Slippery

 

Tanka: Stone Steps

 

black whippet in a black harness walking on rocks and sniffing the seaweed at low tide

 

stone steps
so easy to trust
where they lead
when the moon floats by at night
to leave her blessings

© Xenia Tran

 

view over Moray Firth from Cove Bay at low tide

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 100 and f/2.8, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.

 

Twiglet #94: Stone Steps

 

Tanka: Purple Splendour

 

two whippets on a mountain trail with abundant heather in bloom

 

shining bright
the scent of heather
every flower
unique, in the light
the way we all can be

© Xenia Tran

 

blue whippet in purple harness on top of a hill surrounded by blooming heather

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/4.5, 1/800 s, ISO 160 and f/4.5, 1/640 s, ISO 100.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #11: Small is Beautiful

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Copious

 

Tanka: Soft Landing

 

a black whippet leaps across tidal water

 

with grace
a hound leaps the lagoon
soft landing
in sands along the shore
a treasure of late summer

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet leaps across tidal water and lands on outstretched paws

With 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/3.5, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.

 

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Grace

 

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

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