Tanka: Stairs Of Nature


black whippet by a large rock on a mountain


these steps
between shade and sunlight
make a difference
how warm we will feel
how far we can see

Β© Xenia Tran


two whippets on a mountain trail

With love to you all from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA, 1/400 s, ISO Auto.


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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.

75 thoughts on “Tanka: Stairs Of Nature”

      1. sMiLes.. my friend as i come back
        for another response in words..
        it is always a pleasure to
        visit you heaR
        my friEnd
        alWays so
        inspiring with
        The Beauty of Nature
        And Love and Wisdom
        too of Whippets too.. now
        i must say “LioN KinG SHoW
        MusT Go oN 2017” is a bit Heavy
        on Photos and Broad Band need too..
        And actually the current effort celebrating
        8000 Miles of Public Dance in 48 months even
        has 8 videos of Public Dance too hehe.. so many
        historical life changing events in the last few weeks..
        so many in fact i’ve made a special 10 MacroVerse
        event since the 1.82M Word Bible Poem too as
        “Nether Land Bible 2017” reaches 2 Million
        Words in the next Dance Celebration
        associated with a 6 Month Record of
        Dance at Old Seville
        Quarter in Joyous
        Dance Smiles
        too that will be
        named β€œEQUiNoX FaLL DancE
        CoMeS AGAiN 2017”.. after that
        i am hoping to get back to publishing
        smaller word and photo effort MacroVerses
        twice a week.. as this just came on like it does
        as creativity flows deep within.. anyway that 10th
        MacroVerse will probably come around the 23rd of
        September or so and the Dance Celebration one
        for 8000 miles perhaps as soon as this weekend too..
        but for now heHe.. “LioN
        KinG SHoW MusT Go oN
        2017” Still Reigns
        And whether or not
        your broad band permits
        a visit for that size of an effort
        or not the pleasure is always
        mine again to visit you heAR.. my FriEnd.. Xenia..:)

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      2. Thank you my FRiEnD and we love to celebrate your milestones with you – we shall see how far our broadband will let us dance along tomorrow and we wish you, Katrina and Yellow Boy a very happy weekend too β˜ΊπŸ’– xxx ! πŸ˜‰πŸ’ƒπŸ™‹πŸ’– xxx


  1. It thrills me to see them every time! Please tell them that our Naples home escaped the hurricane unscathed and our power is back on. With over 150,000 ratepayers in our county without electricity, we feel very, very blessed!

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    1. Thank you Shielagh, what a blessing! You have been in our prayers and so glad to hear all is well. Much love to you from all of us here and we wish you a wonderful weekend πŸ€—πŸ’– xxx


  2. Oh Xenia, yay! I love this tanka. It brought me into a place of stillness and calm. How can you do that? I am so honored and happy to share this for Forgiving Fridays tomorrow. Especially with the gorgeous pics of Elvor and Pearl. ❀ They really are gems !! Have a beautiful weekend, and remember that forgiveness is with you every step of the way between dawn and dusk. Debbie

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      1. You welcome, friend. πŸ™‚

        Your writings always bring a blessing and smile to my heart. πŸ™‚

        I brought humorous weird experimentation to the bar. And a whole lot of laughs. Trust me. πŸ™‚ It’s funny in a nonsensical way of how society idolizes celebritism.

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