Wordless Wednesday: When Nature Lets us Breathe

a blue and white whippet running on the beach with a ball
a blue and white whippet running on the beach with a ball

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

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.

Wordless Wednesday

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #34

Your Daily Word Prompt: Respite

Tanka: Fire in the Sky

a blue and white whippet running on the beach at dusk

if only
we could fly with the kite
the glittering sea
sweeps us into summer
with fire in the sky

© Xenia Tran

a beach at dusk with a distant kite surfer on the silver sea

Wishing you all a very happy Thursday and a wonderful 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 160, f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100 and f/8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 160.

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #33

Twiglet #182: If Only

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Fire in the Sky

Wordless Wednesday: Cherished Moments

two whippets wading through a shallow tidal lagoon
a stretch of beach beside a salt marsh and seawall

We are taking a short blogging break and will be back next Wednesday.

Wishing you all a blessed day and wonderful week ahead,

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/4.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #32

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Cherish

Wordless Wednesday: Luminosity of Being

a smiling blue and white whippet running across the tidal sands
a seagull emerging from the mist on the water

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #31

Word of the Day Challenge: Golden

Haiku: Clear Water

a blue and white whippet and a black whippet on the beach

clear water
in warm air everything
feels alive

© Xenia Tran

close up image of shallow water by the beach

Wishing you all a very happy Tuesday,

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/4.5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #29

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #307: Open & Close (Clear & Warm)

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Bloom

Taiga Video Feature

After an invigorating walk on the beach this morning, we received some lovely news from our friends across the pond.

an image of Loch Morlich with a tanka poem by Xenia Tran

Last month we were honoured and delighted to have the above taiga (a haiga with a tanka) featured as part of the Tanka Society of America’s 20th Anniversary celebrations. Twenty-one taiga were featured in total, created by tanka poets from around the world.

Christine L Villa has now brought these contributions together in a beautiful video for all of you to enjoy:

A very big thank you to Susan Burch and Christine L Villa for this wonderful project!

The original tanka and image from which our taiga was created can be seen in last year’s post Zen Meditation.

We wish you all a very happy Monday and a beautiful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #27

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Thingamajig

Word of the Day Challenge: Novice

Recent publications in journals, anthologies, video and full-length collections:

Wordless Wednesday: Going with the Flow

two whippets running across a narrow beach towards the sea
a narrow strip of tidal beach with outcrops and exposed seaweed and a retreating quiet sea

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

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 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #26

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Composure

Word of the Day Challenge: Opportunity

Haiku: Wild Sea

a black whippet in a winter jacket running beside a wild sea

a wild sea
the day meets and passes
keeping its fizz

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket running beside a wild sea with a pink ball

These photographs were taken on 1st March 2020 before the lockdown. You can see more images from the same walk in our March 2020 posts Approaching Spring, Waves of Gratitude, Worm Moon Sky and in yesterday’s post Looking Back.

I’m using the restrictions during the lockdown as an opportunity to share images from walks taken earlier this year to help lift our spirits.

Wishing you all a blessed Tuesday,

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/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #23

Sunday Stills: Lifted Spirits

Twiglet #171: Kept its Fizz

Haiku: Celebration

a smiling black whippet in a winter jacket running on the beach

never knowing
when you came into this world
we choose your birthday

© Xenia Tran

a smiling black whippet in a winter jacket running on the beach

Eivor is one of eleven animals we adopted over the years whose exact birthday we may never know. With the help of shelter staff an approximate birthday was suggested and we chose 8 April, already a birthday in our family and easy to remember.

It was the first time we celebrated two birthdays under lockdown conditions. We took the day off from phones and internet, managed to cook a special meal and had a magical time.

Wishing you all a beautiful Thursday and may you all stay safe and healthy,

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.

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #22

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pick a Topic from this Photo #4 (white and blue)

Discover-Prompt #9: Pair

Wordless Wednesday: Following my Reflection

a blue and white whippet with a pink ball splashing in a lagoon
a blue and white whippet with a pink ball walking through a lagoon

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

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.

Wordless Wednesday

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #21

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pick a Topic from this Photo (Water)