Haiku: Heron in the Wood

a whippet in a jacket beside a wooden heron sculpture in autumn woods

moon gazing
the heron changes colour
autumn woods

© Xenia Tran

a palette of browns, russets, greens and golds in autumn woods

Wishing you all a magical Thursday,

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 100, f/2.8 – 1/250 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/320 s – ISO 160.

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Deep

Word of the Day Prompt: Light

Wordless Wednesday: Tidal Textures

two whippets striding across shingle covered in seaweed and driftwood
shingle and seaweed on the beach with the tide rolling in

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/800 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/500 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Textures

Word of the Day Challenge: Almost

Haiku: Hunter’s Moon

a black whippet sniffing the grass on a forest trail

hidden treasures
all night on a journey
hunter’s moon

© Xenia Tran

two whippets walking behind one another on a forest trail

Wishing you all a very happy Monday – a Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends – 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/2.8 – 1/60 s – ISO 200, f/2.8 – 1/100 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/160 s – ISO 100.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #108: Hunter’s Moon

Your Daily Word Prompt: Thanksgiving

Word of the Day Challenge: Kindred

Haiku: Treasures

a black whippet on the beach sniffing the seaweed

breath of light
treasures in the sand
east and west

© Xenia Tran

close up shot of a black whippet sniffing seaweed on the beach

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.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #66: Filling the Frame

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #274: Air & Lantern

Word of the Day Challenge: Zest

Haiku: Breath of Love

a blue and white whippet walking through the dunes

moving layers
dunes built by bent grass
a breath of love

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet walking through the dunes

The forecast ‘Indian Summer’ has arrived in the Highlands and we’re enjoying some beautiful warm weather.

Wishing you all a wonderful Thursday,

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 160 and f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday: Breathe

Paula’s Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in September (Yr 4) – Hot Dog

Word of the Day Challenge: Love

Haiku: Tidal Layers

a blue and white whippet running along tidal sands with an orange ball

ever youthful
the pure sands mirror
a serene sky

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet running along tidal sands with an orange ball in her mouth

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/3.2 – 1/2000 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Sunday Stills: Layers

Word of the Day Challenge: Youthful

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #270: Pure & Serene

Haiku: Smile in Motion

two whippets on the beach beside old WWII defences

spilling stones
your smile leaps over
the old defences

© Xenia Tran

a smiling black whippet walking across the beach towards the camera

Many of the Second World War defences along the Moray Coast are sinking deeper into the shifting sands. You can see some images taken earlier this year where they are still upright in Edge of New Tomorrows.

We’re delighted that this haiku is featured in Haiku Dialogue: Poet’s Choice, ambiguity, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 4 September 2019. A very big thank you to Craig Kittner for putting this edition together.

Wishing you all a wonderful Thursday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/800 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Texture

Word of the Day Challenge: Spontaneous