Wordless Wednesday: Sparkling Sea

two whippets running on tidal sands with scattered stones
white clouds lit up by the sun above the sea and mountains

We are taking a short blogging break and will be back on Monday 4th October.

Wishing you all a sparkling Wednesday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Word of the Day Challenge: Sparkling

Puente Poetry: The Best of Neighbours

two whippets on the beach by a wooden post above the tidal lagoon

the seagulls from our roof
feed in the lace the waves push in,
heavy with crab for growing chicks
who will soon be the size of their parents

~ our quirky friends ~

now the best of neighbours
with tilted head and knowing blink
we head for home as the sand disappears
in a hungry sea that swallows every bar

© Xenia Tran

tide flowing into the lagoon, pools and sand bars

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a wonderful new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

PI Poetry Prompt: Lace

Word of the Day Challenge: Quirky

Haiku: A Fair Wind

cloudy loch
the geese head south
on a fair wind

© Xenia Tran

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a peaceful new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #164: Looking Up/Down

Word of the Day Challenge: Daylight

Haibun: The Season Keeps on Walking

Ground-nesting birds have fledged and it is safe to return to the wetlands. The lack of rain in Summer shows itself in scattered leaves and dried out bushes. A hint of gold begins to glitter in the reeds, offering us an early glimpse where Autumn’s cloak will fall.

earth to sky
the pond holds the lines
of the mother tree

© Xenia Tran

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a peaceful new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

PI Poetry Prompt: Fall

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #163: Keep Walking

Word of the Day Challenge: Indicative

Tanka: White Campion

tidal river
the sand in the dunes
deep and soft
where pilgrims made pledges
white campion blooms

© Xenia Tran

Wishing you all a wonderful 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: Soft

Word of the Day Challene: Wondrous

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in August (Flexuous, Astonishing)

Haiku: Waves of Grass

summer breeze
the grass waves at anyone
who passes

© Xenia Tran

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

CMMC: August – Pick a Topic from my Photo (Sand)

Word of the Day Challenge: Gracious

Supporting Dogs Trust and Children with Cancer UK

2021 Charity Donation Certificate from Dogs Trust for Xenia Tran

We are delighted to have been able to make another donation to Dogs Trust with proceeds from Between Heather and Grass raised during the 2020-2021 Tax Year.

Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity and has been caring for dogs in need for 130 years. They take in dogs that have been abandoned or handed in by owners who could no longer care for them and find them new, loving forever homes.

They have twenty-one rehoming centres across the UK and provide special foster homes for dogs from families fleeing domestic violence. In addition to these services they run educational programmes in schools, training programmes for owners and actively campaign on dog welfare-related issues.

To find out more about their work or to support Dogs Trust directly, please visit their website here.

2021 Charity Donation Certificate from Children with Cancer UK for Xenia Tran

We have donated the same amount for the second year running to Children with Cancer UK, in memory of our nephew Jamie. They have kindly sent us a certificate for the total amount raised so far.

Children with Cancer UK is the leading national children’s charity whose vision is a world where every child survives cancer. They work to develop safer, kinder and more effective childhood cancer therapies, with fewer toxic side effects.

They are there when families need help most. By funding welfare projects, delivering unforgettable events and fostering a loving environment, they strive to make the world a happier place for the children who are diagnosed with cancer.

It is with a warm heart and gratitude we are able to continue to make a donation to this amazing charity.

To find out more about their work or if you want to support the charity directly please visit their website here.

A very big thank you to all you fabulous people who have bought a copy of Between Heather and Grass, left a review and helped to spread the word.

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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.

Your Daily Word Prompt: Savor

Word of the Day Challenge: Vision

Haiku: Kinship

rain storm
the bird inside us
flies away

© Xenia Tran

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

CMMC: July Alphabet – K at the End of a Word (Black, Rock)

Word of the Day Challenge: Akin

Tanka: Wolf Dog

wolf dog –
when clouds speak of rain
her eyes flicker
as sunlight shifts sideways
along summer waves

© Xenia Tran

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: Eyes

Word of the Day Challenge: Surreal

Haiku: Green Dawn

green dawn
all this light mirrored
in the leaves

© Xenia Tran

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.

Sunday Stills: Under and Over the Trees

Word of the Day Challenge: Self