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

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