Haibun: A Glimpse of Spring

 

 

two whippets in winter jackets playing on the beach

 

We are enjoying a sunny morning playing on the beach. With Siberian winds approaching we know today’s weather is a good thing. We catch our rays of sun and run. For the first time in weeks the sand is soft, all the way from dune to shoreline.

yellow crocus
here and there a purple pause
before the snows

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in winter jackets playing on the beach

We wish you all a blessed new week and leave you with a video clip of Robert Vincent performing ‘So in Love’ live at the UK Americana Awards 2018.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Setting: f/5, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.

 

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Haibun: Missing in Hamburg

 

two whippets in winter jackets sniffing seaweed near mouth of the river

 

It is twelve days ago today that a young man from these parts went missing. The timeless sky reflected in the water are part of the landscape he might still know as home. Concern is growing that he does not remember how to get back here. The small number of witness sightings since he disappeared speak of a man who seems confused and alone. It was meant to be a fun trip he had organised for his brother. With plans for meals, bars and drinks, a game of five-a-side football. He would not willingly abandon that. He would be in touch if he knew how to. If you are in Hamburg please look out for his face in the crowd.

wandering
a long way from home
snow is melting

© Xenia Tran

 

Missing in Hamburg Liam Colgan Poster

 

29 year old Inverness man Liam Colgan went missing in the early hours of 10th February 2018 during the stag-party he had organised for his brother Eamonn. There have been a few sightings of him since and witnesses describe seeing a man who looked lost and alone. It is possible he is suffering from memory loss. His family are close-knit and anxious to find him and bring him home. They all believe that he would have contacted them if he knew how to.

If you are in Germany and you recognise Liam from the photograph please contact Hamburg Police on 040 4286 56789.

In the UK, the Lucie Blackman Trust is helping with the investigation. If you have any mobile phone images where Liam may appear in the background or CCTV images please contact them via email: ops@lbtrust.org or via telephone 0800 098 8485 (freephone from the UK, from abroad please dial +44 800 098 8485).

Any information, however insignificant, may help to reunite him with his family and bring him home.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photograph of Eivor and Pearl by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 100.

Missing Poster created for sharing by Liam Colgan’s family with assistance from Police Hamburg.

 

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UPDATE ON MONDAY 23RD APRIL 2018:

It is with great sadness we share the news that the body of missing Inverness man Liam Colgan has been found in the river Elbe this morning. We want to thank all of you who offered help in sharing, retweeting and expressing your heartfelt thoughts. We have all been hoping for a better outcome. Our thoughts and prayers are with Liam’s family and friends at this difficult time.

Wordless Wednesday: A Face in the Crowd

 

black whippet in winter jacket running on tidal sands

 

black whippet in winter jacket running on tidal sands

 

seagulls on the water and flying overhead

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/8, 1/640 s, ISO 100 and f/8, 1/1250 s, ISO 100.

 

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