Tanka: Ink and Stone


two whippets in black jackets and decorative collars looking down from a climbing forest trail


on the other side
water gushing down the hills
filling the burn
polishing the rugged stones
writing our new pages

© Xenia Tran


clear water running down the hill, between the pine trees, into the stream


close up shot of water running down the hill into the stream through a small waterfall

We are so grateful to see the rain filling the burns (streams) and lochs again after a long dry Summer!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2, 1/100 s, ISO 320, f/3.2, 1/125 s, ISO 100 and f/3.2, 1/200 s, ISO 100.


Carpe Diem #1518: Inkstone and Pencil

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Rugged


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.

31 thoughts on “Tanka: Ink and Stone”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and your support J.R. You were one of the first to encourage me to create a book and we are so happy it has finally come together. We hope you enjoy what we have created and work has already started on our next collection 🙂🐾🐾

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