Haiku: When Days Grow Longer

 

close up of a black whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket walking through a tidal pool

 

across the sands
our worlds come closer
winter’s light

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in maroon winter jackets by a tidal lagoon

 

two whippets in maroon winter jackets bending down by a 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.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5, 1/800, ISO 100, f/3.5, 1/1600 s, ISO 100 and f/3.5, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #28: Curves

Carpe Diem #1581: Setsubun

 

Wordless Wednesday: New Horizons

 

a winter woodland trail beside a stream and a wooden bridge

 

two whippets in winter jackets running towards the camera along a forest trail beside a stream

 

two whippets in winter jackets running towards the camera along a forest trail beside a stream

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5, 1/30 s, ISO 200 and f/3.5, 1/40 s, ISO 200.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: On the Horizon

 

Haiku: Winter Dawn

 

two whippets in winter jackets on a forest trail, one sniffing the ground

 

among the gold
fresh grass grows
winter dawn

© Xenia Tran

 

a blue whippet in a maroon winter jacket bending down on a forest trail to sniff some fresh grass

 

two whippets in maroon winter jackets bending down side by side to sniff the grass on a forest trail

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2, 1/25 s, ISO 200 and f/3.5, 1/20 s, ISO 200.

 

Carpe Diem #1576: Dawn

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Gentle

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Pairs

 

Haiku: Winter Mist

 

two whippets in winter jackets walking towards each other on a slope in a winter forest

 

sharing a secret
between pine trees
winter mist

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in winter jackets passing each other on an incline in a winter pine forest

 

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/80 s, ISO 100.

 

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge: New

Carpe Diem #1575: Fuyukasumi (Winter Mist)

 

Haiku: Festive Forest

 

close up shot of a black whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket on a forest trail, smiling at the camera

 

frozen ferns
the scent of spruce and pine
festive forest

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in winter jackets on a frost-covered forest trail

 

 

close up shot of frost crystals on ferns and grass

We’re having a short blogging break to spend the holidays with friends and family, and will be back here next Thursday.

Wishing you all a magical festive season from the wintry Highlands,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/125 s, ISO 125, f/2.8, 1/160 s, ISO 100 and f/3.2, 1/125 s, ISO 100.

 

Sunday Stills: Festive

 

Wordless Wednesday: Scents of Winter

 

two whippets in winter jackets bending down to sniff the ground between bent grass

 

two whippets in winter jackets bending down to sniff the ground between bent grass

 

two whippets in winter jackets walking towards the beach across shingle between bent grass

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/1000 s, ISO 100 and f/3.5, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Paula’s Thursday’s Specials: Pick a Word in December Y3: Golden, Maroon, Aquamarine

 

Haiku: Winter Sun

 

black whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket walking on a forest trail

 

leafless trees
the sun finds her way
to the water

© Xenia Tran

 

a burn flows between pine and leafless birch in dappled light

 

two whippets in maroon and grey winter jackets on a forest trail by the flowing burn

We wish you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #24: Seasonal

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #63: The Quest for a New Masterpiece – Winter

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Halcyon