Tanka: Wilderness Calling

close up of two whippets on a sofa

cosy in the warmth
of candles and cuddles
we accept
how wet these days can be
the promises to ponder

© Xenia Tran

two whippets snuggled up on the sofa

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.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/100 s – ISO 320, f/2.8 – 1/30 s – ISO 400 and f/2.8 – 1/8 s – ISO 400.

Nurturing Thursday: Inside Job

Tanka Thursday: Promise

Carpe Diem #1835: Caught by the Call

Your Daily Word Prompt: Discern

Tan Renga: Such a Hot Day

a blue and white whippet running down a hill

such a hot day
my shadow needs to cool down
under the willow

© Kyoshi Takahama

the leaves create music
where grasshoppers sing

© Xenia Tran

two whippets on a hilly forest trail


Kristjaan at Carpe Diem has invited us to create a Tan Renga with the given haiku by Kyoshi Takahama (1874-1958). A Tan Renga is a short, chained poem written by two poets. It looks very similar to a Tanka, but a Tanka is written by one poet.

We wish you all a happy Monday and a blessed 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 – 1/200 s – ISO 100.

Carpe Diem: Tan Renga Wednesday #17

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #152: Katydid (Kirigirisu)

Your Daily Word Prompt: Ameliorate

Wordless Wednesday: Day in a Dream

two whippets running towards the camera on a forest trail beside a wooden bridge over a stream
two whippets running side by side towards the camera on a forest trail beside a wooden bridge over a stream

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday 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 – 1/400 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Your Daily Word Prompt: Locale

Word of the Day Challenge: Dream

Tanka: Young at Heart

a black whippet running on a narrow trail through heather

ah the joy
of feeling young again
the scent of heather
from this life to afterlife
in the heavy air

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet running on a narrow trail through heather

Wishing 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 – 1/320 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Rediscover Your Childhood Joys

Twiglet #187: Heavy Air

Your Daily Word Prompt: Intrepid

Tanka: Wide New World

a smiling black whippet walking across a shingle beach

our dogs’ world
once small, now widening
beneath their paws
deep sand and smooth stones
blessed by last night’s moon

© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet walking out of shot in the dunes above the river

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4.5 – 1/800 s – ISO 100, f/5.6 – 1/800 s – ISO 200 and f/4.5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #314: Finger & Planet (Paw & World)

Your Daily Word Prompt: Adorn

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