Quadrille: A Glimpse Of New Tomorrows

Cairngorms National Park


cloud and mist rising at mountain top in Autumn


the sun is ready
to break through
kick-start the dazzle
of mountain dew

while we touch
the clouds we
feel the breath
of Winter

she will be here
to rest her snows
cover these russets
while folding golds

dreaming the world
with new tomorrows

Β© Xenia Tran


black whippet in winter coat on mountain top with cloud and mist rising in Autumn

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of all the people who lost their lives and were injured at Sutherland Springs, Texas, yesterday.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: Landscape and Portrait, 160/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.

81 thoughts on “Quadrille: A Glimpse Of New Tomorrows”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts and words Anita. The weather is getting colder here and we have to wrap up warm – this could be a metaphor for life some days. We hope you are well and wish you and Fanny a wonderful new week :o) xxx

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and thoughts Laurie. It is so sad to see this happening over and over while they continue to manufacture, distribute, licence and sell the tools for these people to do what they do. There has to be a willingness to find a better way xxx

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      1. I agree 100 percent. Unfortunately, there is no political will to change the situation. No matter what happens, no matter how many people are slaughtered, it’s guns, guns, guns. Very discouraging.

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  1. My heart goes out to those at the church in Texas as well. What a hard time that state has had between this and the hurricane.

    I hope that autumn sticks around for a bit. Winter is coming, but I want to enjoy the colors of autumn, and all its scents a little longer. This gave me wonderful thought images.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts and words X. The day after we hiked here the peaks were covered in snow and in the glens Autumn is lasting a little longer – I hope it will stick around where you are too :o)


  2. I ALWAYS love your words….LOVE that second stanza! But I must admit, I always look forward to seeing your dog photos! Last week’s with the ears…..and now this time with the lovely warm coat. Hues of purple are such royal colors! πŸ™‚

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  3. Are you kidding me with this?! Easily my favorite poem of the day. Totally rockin’ poem.

    I LOVE this line: “kick-start the dazzle”

    Also this:
    “she will be here
    to rest her snows”

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  4. Fabulous scenery in the photo of the Cairngorms, Xenia, and Eivor looks so smart in his coat! The poem is stunning, from kick-starting ‘the dazzle / of mountain dew’ to the russets and folding golds. Here’s to new tomorrows!

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  5. Oh Xenia, this is an amazingly beautiful contribution for Forgiving Fridays – thank you!! Is that Elvor in the sweater? (What a magnificent photo). Your poem and recognition of the folks touched by Texas is really moving … reminds me of how forgiveness is a way to wrap ourselves in love and caring, and how we are all connected through the medium of both our blogs and poetry. Thank you for the beauty. Debbie

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Debbie and yes, it is Eivor in the photograph!β˜ΊπŸ• It is at times like these that we can feel how strong our connections are and how deep the love is when we step into forgiveness. It is a pleasure to connect with Forgiving Fridays and thank you for bringing so many lovely people together in this special place πŸ˜‡πŸ’– xxx


      1. SMiLes.. speaKing NoW of
        Glimpses of new ‘morrows
        A Day Light (late) for second round
        Poetic Responses at Xenia’s place
        for i fell asleep exhausted
        at a record early
        sleep for me
        at 7:30 pm..
        slept 10 hours
        voila awake with
        a rare tinge of a common
        cold.. as Human reminds me
        of who i am too.. heHe.. True..
        Love and Smiles Shine Brighter
        than the Moon and Sun
        and yes
        too particularly
        in Truth and LiGht
        Lamps Lit uP mY FriEnd..
        For a Cold only relaxes the Warmth of Love
        and Technically in Science Speak it reduces
        Testosterone Levels in Males that Naturally
        (while actually Frigid Weather Raises it)
        adds to
        a Nurturing
        Flair a little warmer
        too but as the Doctor says
        my Testosterone at 168 is
        Lower than the Oldest Men of Love..
        which just
        F iN
        Love is the Most
        Powerful Force
        as the
        Leg Presses
        and other stuff shows
        in empirical results too..
        Truly Doctors have no clue.. overall at least per LOVE
        of the Fearless and Unconditional Immeasurable KiND..
        True.. ‘you’ don’t Mess around with Jim tug on Superman’s Cape
        or provoke
        a Mama Grizzly..
        A She Wolf.. NoW
        or even Me.. heHe..
        and true uh oh 10 hours
        of sleep makes this Second
        Poetic Response a ‘little’ long
        and now i will slow down a little
        as true you do usually get at least
        35 or so other comments in every
        condensed group of poetic words
        you bring in beauty and wisdom here
        commenting back on all of them giving everyone
        love and respect and sure i would Love to do that too
        i go too far hAha
        so exhausted they
        are they rarely come back
        and that too is understandable
        for we aren’t all retired into the Land of Love..;)

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