Wordless Wednesday: Natural Haven

a black whippet in a winter jacket walking on a forest trail
close up of a freshly sawn off tree stump

As more forests are opening to the public after a series of storms, the difference in light coming through is very striking. Trees that were blown over have been cut and moved to the side, providing a natural haven for wildlife.

Wishing you all a peaceful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

CFFC: Bark and Leaves

Wordless Wednesday: Leading the Way

two whippets in winter jackets walking on a hilly forest trail
two whippets in winter jackets looking through a gap in the trees to their left

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Apprentice

Haibun: The Way Home

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket on a forest trail

It is safe to return to the woods now the storms have passed and it takes a while to find our bearings. Where once was a path, the ground is covered with fallen branches. Where, until recently, trees stood filled with squirrels and birdsong, we discover wide open spaces filled with light. The usual landmarks where we would turn right and right again have disappeared and we fall back on an ancient, inner compass.

deep forest
each journey still rooted
in the soil

© Xenia Tran

close up of fallen branches and seeds from a young pine tree

We hope you all stayed safe in the storms and wish you a blessed Monday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

PI Poetry Prompt: Storm

Weekly Prompt Weekend Challenge: Close-Up

Wordless Wednesday: Birds of a Feather

two whippets in winter jackets playing on the beach with a ball
a flock of oystercatchers in flight

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Weekend Sky #55

Tanka: Simple Pleasures

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

simple pleasures
paw prints in the sand
dance around us
with those we love and lost
and their message from the clouds

© Xenia Tran

close up of kelp on the beach with a white feather and a dog's paw prints in the sand

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Love

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Simple Pleasures

PI Poetry Prompt: Clouds

Wordless Wednesday: Here and Yonder

a black whippet in a winter jacket beside a stream with stones
a black whippet in a winter jacket with a ball in his mouth walking beside stones on the riverbank

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Your Daily Word Prompt: Yonder

Tanka: Touching Shadows

a smiling black and white whippet in a winter jacket leaping across the beach in the winter sun

winter sun
a smiling dog leaps past
an orange ball
touching the long shadows
of others who are near

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket running across the beach with a pink ball

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Tanka Thursday: Near

Wordless Wednesday: On the Tiger Wind

two whippets in winter jackets running side by side across the beach
a blue and white whippet with a ball running on the beach, followed by a smiling black whippet

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday and a happy Year of the Tiger,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Tiger

Haibun: Beat of the Drum

two whippets in winter jackets running on the beach

The dogs are wearing thermals under their coats and the wind-chill makes our eyes water. The sea rolls on now the storms have passed and the salt air smells invigorating. Eivor and Pearl run and chase balls. A quiet drum beats inside us, returning us to peace.

lighting a fire –
the sun paints rainbows
in the waves

© Xenia Tran

white horses running towards the shore with a rainbow in the spray

We hope you all stayed safe while Storm Malik and Storm Corrie passed our shores and wish you a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Aquatic

Sunday Stills: The Power of the Elements

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Coat

Wordless Wednesday: Natural Abundance

a black whippet in a green winter jacket leaping through the dunes
Moray Firth at dusk with pink and lilac colours in the sky

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Abundance