Tanka: Joie de Vivre

Cairngorms National Park


wooden bridge across a burn on forest trail with blooming heather


this call to explore
blind corners
in the warm heart of the glen
our eyes sparkle with stories

ยฉ Xenia Tran


black whippet on forest trail among blooming heather

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: Landscape, 1/100 s, Action, 1/400 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 adopted and fostered whippets.

67 thoughts on “Tanka: Joie de Vivre”

  1. SMiLes.. my friEnd Xenia..
    for we are the
    tHat and
    wHo explore
    Forest meadow
    runS oNline maKing
    New conNections SHiNinG uP thE World
    WitH LovELigHt and hehe with
    me at at least a little
    to BaLanCe
    ouT my LiGht
    for one who
    otherwise miGht
    fly too high and never
    Land Peter Pan BacK To LiGHT H eARtH uP..;)

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  2. That’s wonderful. We can learn so much about being in the world from our animal friends. Your haiku sparkles with that energy. Thanks so much for responding so quickly to the mid-week On the Road prompt.

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    1. Thank you Marina, winters can be harsh in the Cairngorms and it is popular with people who enjoy wintersports and winter hiking. Each of the seasons brings its own beauty and challenges here and it is well worth a visit :o) xxx


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