Wordless Wednesday: When Nature Lets us Breathe

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

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 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #34

Your Daily Word Prompt: Respite

Tanka: Arctic Breeze

one whippet on top of a rock and another whippet below on the beach

enlightenment
at all angles the arctic
scent passes
of glaciers and polar bears
who share our history too

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in winter jackets by a rock inside a tidal pool

Wishing you all a very happy Monday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4.5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100 and f/4.5 – 1/800 s – ISO 100.

Jez Braithwaite’s I’m a Fan of … #68: Freshness

Frank J Tassone’s Weeky Haikai Challenge #139: Fragrant Breeze

Your Daily Word Prompt: Refresh

Haiku: Spring Flurries

two whippets in black jackets running on wet tidal sands

spring flurries
after the supermoon
the wind rises

© Xenia Tran

side on shot of two whippets in black jackets running on wet tidal sands

Patti at Lens-Artists is inviting us to share images that have been cropped in some way.

When taking these pictures I wasn’t aware that another walker had slipped into the left of the frame until it was too late. The photographs were taken in burst-mode, so I had to crop every capture.

We hope you’re keeping safe, well and warm and wish you all a beautiful 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 100.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #96: Cropping the Shot

Carpe Diem’s Time Challenge Two: Super Moon

Your Daily Word Prompt: Grapple

Tanka: Moon Notes

two whippets playing on a sandbar at low tide

parting clouds
the new moon guides a dance
of new beginnings
where pine line sweeping sands
their song swings in the distance

© Xenia Tran

a hazy morning with light through the clouds above the beach and water

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.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Seeing

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #135: New Moon

Discover Prompt #23: Note

Your Daily Word Prompt: Distance

Tanka: Clean Sweep

two smiling whippets in winter jackets running on the beach

morning run
the air that greets us
a little salty
the way our shadows follow
dunes and beach swept clean

© Xenia Tran

a blue sky with dispersed clouds in a windy sky above a beach and choppy sea

Wishing you all a very happy 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 100 and f/4.5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #93: Morning

Twiglet #173: A Little Salty

Your Daily Word Prompt: Nuance

Tanka: Precious Places

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket sniffing washed up driftwood

slowing down
the smell of driftwood
ignites a fire
anchoring the memories
a special place we love

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket walking in front of a line of driftwood

These photographs were taken on the shores of Loch Laggan in February 2020 before the current travel restrictions were in place.

You can see more images from this walk in our February posts Wings of Snow, Still Mind, Big World and Love at First Sight.

Wishing you a beautiful rest of the week and may you all stay safe and well,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Travel

Discover Prompt #16: Slow

Your Daily Word Prompt: Ignite

Word of the Day Challenge: Precious

Tanka: Radiant Spirits

two whippets in winter jackets playing on a sandbar

going for a walk
like a thousand walks before
dogs pouncing, bouncing
on empty tidal sands
played by radiant spirits

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in winter jackets running in a circle on tidal sands

In celebration of Ronovan’s 300th Weekly Haiku Challenge we’ve used two synonyms for each word given.

Wishing you a very happy Monday and hope you’re all safe and healthy,

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.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #91: Simplicity

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #300: Grit & Quit (sand, spirit & go, take a walk)

Your Daily Word Prompt: Radiant

Word of the Day Challenge: Bounce

Haibun: Along the Firth

close up shot of a black whippet in a winter jacket on tidal sands

It has been a worrying weekend for many of us in the Highlands and other tourist destinations. Beauty spots in England, Wales and Scotland were swamped by visitors at a time when everyone has been asked to refrain from non-urgent travel.

This morning the caravan parks have closed and most people are returning home. They have better medical support there than they would have in remote parts of the country.

We can understand that people want to visit their favourite places. If we all work together to flatten the curve, this will soon be possible again.

along the firth
a flow of give and take
in motion

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket sniffing a large driftwood tree

Update: At 8.30 pm on 23rd March 2020 the UK Government ordered a lockdown in the interest of keeping everyone safe.

We hope you are all safe and well.

Wishing you a peaceful Monday and a beautiful new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6 – 1/1000 s – ISO 200, f/5 – 1/160 s – ISO 100 and f/5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 200.

Sunday Stills: The Legacy of Favorite Places

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #298: Bay & Play (Firth & Motion)

Your Daily Word Prompt: Swamped

Haibun: Into the Pure Land

Cairngorms National Park

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket running down a mountain trail

We’re climbing the trail where Winter still lives on the hillside. Snow laces between heather and grass, delightful in simple patterns. Every step brings a deeper awareness. An awareness of what matters most. Companionship, looking after one another, only ever taking what little is needed and giving plenty back. Walking here in the sun, it is love that anchors the way.

into the pure land
an immeasurable light
turning west

© Xenia Tran

mountain trail with snow patches to the left winding down towards a loch

We hope you are all safe and well.

Wishing you 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: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.5 – 1/320 s – ISO 200, f/5.6 – 1/160 s – ISO 200 and f/4.5 – 1/2000 s – ISO 200.

Carpe Diem #1824: Yasaka-ji Temple

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Delightful

Your Daily Word Prompt: Anchor

dVerse Poets: Open Link Night 262

Wordless Wednesday: Waves of Gratitude

a smiling blue and white whippet with a ball on the beach, wearing a winter jacket
close up of a smiling blue and white whippet in a winter jacket running with a ball on the beach

We received this lovely message from WordPress last night:

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You registered on WordPress.com 4 years ago.
Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging.

We want to say a very big thank you to all our followers and blogging friends.

Our blog is a special place where we focus on the light in this world and your comments and inspiration are making this part of our creative journey a true pleasure.

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 – 1/400 s – ISO 100, f/3.5 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100 and f/3.5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Scale

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Sunshine

Your Daily Word Prompt: Crew