Wordless Wednesday: Smiles in the Breeze

two whippets in black jackets running on the beach in deep sand
a smiling black whippet and a blue and white whippet with a pink ball in her mouth running towards the camera on the beach
a smiling black whippet in a black jacket leaping across the beach and a blue and white whippet in a black jacket with a pink ball in her mouth running through the deep sand in front of the turquoise waves

It’s been a breezy and sunny start to the day at 4C and took a little while to warm up.

We are taking a short blogging break to focus on editing our next book and will be back next week. We will post a Silent Sunday post on our sister blog Tranature as per normal and will check in to read and catch up on comments when we can.

We wish you all a very happy Wednesday and a wonderful weekend!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2 – 1/640 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Sue’s Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge: Give us a Smile

Haiku: Spring Lanterns

Glen Affric

a forest trail in spring with green heather and young leaves on birch trees

green waves
in the sun’s warmth
spring lanterns

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet in a black jacket in a forest beside a pine tree and green heather

Wishing 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.

Settings: f/3.4 – 1/400 s – ISO 100 and f/3.2 – 1/125 s – ISO 100.

Sue’s Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge: Peaceful

Sunday Stills: Warmth

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #84: Quest for a New Masterpiece – Movement

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Verdant

Haiku: Damselfly

Cairngorms National Park

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blue whippet in purple harness on forest trail

 

in the coolest shade
breathes the warmth of our faith
a blue damsel

© Xenia Tran

 

Lochan Mor with waterlily buds and trees full of green leaves

On our walk at Lochan Mor we saw our first damselfly of the year. She was a real beauty and we enjoyed watching her fly by. It is always a fine balance, having a camera and the desire to be non-intrusive with the wildlife that we see. I was happy to let a photographic opportunity slip by and be fully present in the moment. When I looked up, the blue colours from the sky reflected in the loch on the far side were the exact colours of the damselfly. I have posted photographs of this loch before with the water lilies in bloom and in Winter when it was frozen. As of today I have found a new favourite.

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, 1/100 s, ISO 500 and f/5, 1/160 s, ISO 100.

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: All-Time Favorites

Carpe Diem #1445: Cooling on the Porch

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #204: Choice & Faith

 

Haiku: Full of Dreams

 

black whippet on forest trail, looking straight into the lens

 

full of dreams
pointing towards the light
young pine cones

© Xenia Tran

 

birch and pine branches reaching towards each other and the light

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5, 1/160 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/125 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem #1443: Music to close our Journey

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: All-Time Favourites

 

black whippet running on the beach by Loch Laggan

 

blue whippet leaping through tidal pool with a yellow ball

 

black whippet running through the glen

 

blue whippet with a pink ball on the beach at low tide

 

 

two whippets in winter fleeces snuggled in front of the fireplace

We want to say a very big thank you to the Daily Post for their Weekly Photo Challenge where photographers from all over the world came together and shared their interpretations on a given theme. It was a very special place and we met so many lovely bloggers there.

Today the team at the Daily Post are running their final Weekly Photo Challenge and invite us to share some all-time favourites. We hope you enjoy them too.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: All-time Favorites

Wordless Wednesday

 

Haiku: Splash of Spring

 

a black whippet with a green ball and a blue whippet with a pink ball playing by tidal lagoon

 

splash of spring
by a familiar lagoon
the day runs free

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet with a green ball and a blue whippet with a pink ball playing by tidal lagoon

 

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.

 

Daily Prompt: Ceremony

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #203: Home & Free

 

Haiku: Mountain Path

Cairngorms National Park

 

blue whippet in purple harness with a red lead looking up through the trees

 

mountain path
climbing through heather and pine
the loch’s sparkle

© Xenia Tran

 

mountain view of a loch and mountains beyond the pine trees

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5, 1/500 s, ISO 100 and f/4, 1/1000 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem #1439: Mountain(s)

Paula’s (Lost in Translation) Thursday Special: Saturation

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted