Haiku: Happiness

 

sunrise over the Moray Firth, blue mountains across the water

 

rising
with the sun
happiness

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in winter jackets playing on a sandbar on the Moray Firth, a golden glow from the rising sun across the water

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, 1/640 s, ISO 160 and f/2.8, 1/1250 s, ISO 160.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #22: Happiness is …

 

Sharing Our Horizon by Xenia Tran (@WhippetHaiku) ~ A Journey Through the Scottish Highlands with Two Adopted Whippets #Photography #Poetry

A very big thank you from Eivor, Pearl and myself to Cathy Ryan at ‘Between the Lines – Books ‘N’ Stuff‘ for her beautiful review of our book:

Between the Lines ~ Books’n’Stuff

I enjoy the poetry, prose and photographs to be found on Xenia’s blog, Whippet Wisdom, very much. Xenia has put together a wonderful selection of her work in her debut release, Sharing Our Horizon.

If you’re a dog and/or nature lover this could be a book for you or a lovely gift for someone you know, and at the same time you’d be helping rescue centres care for and rehome abandoned and abused animals, with 60% of the proceeds going to animal charities. Inside Sharing Our Horizons there are  a collection of beautiful photographs and poems, stunning scenery and two gorgeous rescue whippets having fun and enjoying life in the Scottish Highlands. Beaches, glens, forests, sea views and mountains—this book has them all, the photographs complimented by wonderful tanka, haiku and haibun (and vice versa). Here’s one of my favourite verses…

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Wordless Wednesday: Come Walk This Way

Cairngorms National Park

 

blue whippet in winter coat climbing a mountain trail, seen from behind

 

blue whippet in winter coat pausing to sniff a large stone on a mountain trail, seen from behind

 

a black whippet in a winter jacket on a mountain trail looking back at the camera over his right shoulder

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/640 s, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/800 s, ISO 100 and f/3.5, 1/250 s, ISO 100.

 

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Wordless Wednesday: Heather Horizons

Cairngorms National Park

 

two whippets walking through heather-clad hills

 

two whippets standing on a heather-clad hill

 

purple heather in bloom covering the hillsides

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/3.4, 1/1000 s, ISO 200, f/4, 1/1000 s, ISO 200 and f/4.5, 1/1000 s, ISO 200.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #8: Colorful

Wordless Wednesday

 

Wordless Wednesday: Above the River

Achany Glen

 

the river Shin flowing through Achany Forest

blue whippet in purple harness walking on forest trail above the river

 

views of the river Shin and mountains beyond from a hill in Achany Forest

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/5.6, 1/400 s, ISO 160, f/2.8, 1/1000 s, ISO 100 and f/5, 1/500 s, ISO 200.

 

 

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 1 Photo (Green, Tree, Tan)

Wordless Wednesday

 

Haiku: A Place to Hear

Cairngorms National Park

 

two whippets on a mountain trail with young ferns and pine trees

 

a place to hear
below the shimmering green
a waterfall

© Xenia Tran

 

a babbling burn deep in the glen, weaving through the trees and stones

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/8, 1/125 s, ISO 100 and f/4, 1/160 s, ISO 100.

 

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Haiku: Rising Early

Cairngorms National Park

 

blue whippet with her front paws on a stone wall between trees on forest trail

 

rising early
this morning’s glory
across the loch

© Xenia Tran

 

Loch an Eilein in the morning sun

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4, 1/1600 s, ISO 100 and f/4, 1/640 s, ISO 100.

 

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