Tanka: Old Instinct, New Joy

black whippet leaping through tidal lagoon

sea water shimmers
where love and bliss reside
the soul can fly
when daybreak grins and scatters
her unconditional gifts

Β© Xenia Tran

black whippet running through tidal lagoon

 

Happy Tuesday dear friends and we wish you all 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, setting: Action, 1/800 s.

 

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Author: whippetwisdom

The stories, poems and photographs on this blog are the original creative work of Xenia Tran. Inspired by life in the Scottish Highlands and in awe of nature she gives voice to the wisdom of her two rescue whippets Eivor and Pearl.

83 thoughts on “Tanka: Old Instinct, New Joy”

  1. ‘sea water shimmers’ and whippets shake! I love the photo as much as the tanka, Xenia. How did you capture those drops of water so clearly? I can see daybreak grinning like a whippet scattering drops of sea water – unconditional gifts!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Kim :o) When I take images of the whippets in full flight I increase the shutter speed to 1/800 s to prevent blurring. By a happy coincidence it also captures the movement of the water :o) xxx

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  2. Sometimes, smile, day breaks with conditions of weather, fair or foul–spiced by the season, influenced by health issues–yet, of course, every day, every breath is another gift.

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