Wordless Wednesday: Turning Point

Cairngorms National Park

two whippets in winter jackets turning off the forest trail
a wintry forest with leafless trees, brown heather and ferns and pine

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 – 1/60 s – ISO 200 and f/2.8 – 1/80 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Winter Scenes

Word of the Day Challenge: Turning

Tanka: Dreamy Winter

Cairngorms National Park

two whippets in winter jackets on a forest trail

lichen and trees
supporting each other
beside the stream
a dreamy winter greeting
the voices of the forest

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a winter jacket on a forest trail

We wish you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/160 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/250 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/400 s – ISO 160.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #78: Special Spot Shots

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #287: Brook & Moss

Word of the Day Challenge: Wisdom

Tanka: Leap

a black whippet leaping up bank of shingle with an orange ball

a dog leaps
onto a bank of shingle
every stone
polished by what it lived through
the stories that it holds

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet with an orange ball peering over a bank of shingle

We wish you all a very happy Thursday and a wonderful rest of the 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.

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday: Reflections

Word of the Day Challenge: Leap

Haiku: New Year

a blue and white whippet and black whippet in winter jackets on the beach

with ease
one year slips into the next
dancing and singing

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet and black whippet in winter jackets on the beach

We hope you all had a wonderful Hogmanay!

Below is a video from Mànran & the Hogmanay Cèilidh Crew performing ‘Alba’:

Wishing you all a Blessed New Year,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #119: New Year

Word of the Day Prompt: Renewal

Jez Braithwaithe’s Water Water Everywhere #8

Tanka: Time Waves

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket sniffing the sand along the shoreline

line of surf
a sideways glance
reflecting
a passage of time and waves
the pulse of new beginnings

© Xenia Tran

the mouth of the river Findhorn as it flows into the firth

For all of you who celebrate, we wish you a very Happy Hogmanay and a great start to the New Year!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/800 s – ISO 160.

Your Daily Word Prompt: Reflect

Word of the Day Challenge: Begin

Tanka: Morning Glow

two whippets running across the beach in the morning sun with balls

from the sea
a film of moonlight
we long to know
the spirit of this new day
we have never seen before

© Xenia Tran

a tidal beach with heaps of seaweed in the glow from the rising sun

Wishing you all a magical Tuesday,

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 160, f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100 and f/7.1 – 1/1600 s – ISO 160.

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Glow

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #282: Haze & Sand

Word of the Day Challenge: Uplifting

Haibun: Weaving the Way

two whippets walking down a forest trail towards the camera

Thank you to the leaves, from lanterns in Spring, Summer greens and Autumn gold, scattered petals that feed the soil. You’ve brought us joy, you’ve brought us shade from the blazing sun, shelter from wind and rain. You clear the air we breathe, always giving and giving.

returning home
morning dew sparkles
weaving the way

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in black jackets on a hill trail

We wish you all a wonderful Thursday and to all our friends in the US who celebrate, a very Happy Thanksgiving.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/160 s – ISO 160, f/2.8 – 1/640 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/320 s – ISO 160.

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday: Thanksgiving

Your Daily Word Prompt: Kindred

Word of the Day Challenge: Sparkle

dVerse Poets: Open Link Night #255