Haibun: Morning Star

 

two whippets in winter jackets running along the loch shore

 

When we posted The Yellow Ball on Tuesday a few people asked ‘What happened next?’ Eivor and Pearl are chasing a yellow ball along the loch shore. It flies through the air, bounces off an exposed tree root and rolls towards the water. For two whippets running at 35mph the hunt is real. Eivor is leading, with Pearl closeby in case their ‘prey’ gets away. It is a team effort. The joy afterwards is shared.

my friend
catching a yellow ball
morning star

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in winter jackets running along the loch shore

 

black whippet in winter jacket with a yellow ball

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/6.3, 1/200 s, ISO 100, f/6.3, 1/160 s, ISO 100 and f/4.5, 1/100 s, ISO 160.

 

Daily Prompt: Tend

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Beloved

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #18 – Yugen

dVerse Open Link Night #213

dVerse Poets Pub Logo

 

Haiku: The Yellow Ball

 

two whippets in winter jackets chasing a yellow ball

 

chasing
the promise of the present
a yellow ball

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in winter jackets chasing a yellow ball

 

two whippets in winter jackets chasing a yellow ball

The story of the yellow ball continues in Thursday’s post ‘Morning Star‘.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/6.3, 1/125 s, ISO 100 and f/6.3, 1/160 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #18 – Yugen

Dutch Goes The Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Exotic

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Beloved

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter ‘Y’

 

Haibun: Taste Of Spring

 

two whippets playing in winter jackets seen through leafless branches

 

Through leafless trees we see a tiny silhouette, a tilted head, a glint in the eye of one who is watching. The sand feels soft and deep where the loch retreats. We are grateful for a break between the snows of this long Winter.

an invitation
in the skylark’s morning song
taste of spring

© Xenia Tran

 

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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, Setting: f/5, 1/200 s, ISO 100.

 

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #19 – Skylark

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Beloved

Daily Prompt: Creature

 

Tanka: Waves Of Love

 

black whippet in winter jacket looking over his shoulder

 

the blue moon
brings waves of love
between us
a white feather on the sands
from friends remembered

© Xenia Tran

 

portrait of blue whippet in winter jacket looking over her shoulder

 

 

white feather with stones and seaweed on beach

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/200 s, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/800 s, ISO 100 and f/4, 1/400 s, ISO 100.

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Beloved

Daily Prompt: Profuse

Carpe Diem Haiku Shuukan #5 – Blue Moon

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Beloved

 

black whippet in a winter jacket walking on the beach

 

blue whippet in a winter jacket walking on the beach

 

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With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/8, 1/80 s, ISO 200, f/8, 1/60 s, ISO 320 and f/2.8, 1/800 s, ISO 100.

 

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Beloved

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter ‘X’ in either word or shaped in image