Tanka: A Tree’s Journey

close up of a black whippet looking across the beach, seen from behind

waves leave
a voice from the forest
the path of a tree
oh what would it be like
to make this journey

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a grey and maroon winter jacket sniffing a driftwood tree covered in sand

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2 – 1/640 s – ISO 100 and f/3.2 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #244: Sound & Motion

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: A Tree’s Journey”

    1. Thank you dear Na’ama, some trees look as if they have traveled so far, their stories would be amazing! I often wonder whether the pooches know. They spend a lot of time with the trees and are great listeners 😉🐾💖🐾 xxx

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    1. Thank you dear Anne, we sometimes get trees from distant lands on our beaches, mingling with native trees that were washed down the river. If the locals don’t claim them for craft works or firewood they’ll travel on to distant shores in time. The trunks on the beach after Storm Gareth all look like native trees so far 🙂💖 xxx

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  1. I sat in the car recently (bit of a rarity) watching a stick float along with the flow of a canal, where my hubby had parked up. I wondered how far it went along. It was very calming watching the gentle flow, after a needlessly challenging med appt. I was thankful for that view to rest my mind. Hope all well with you Xenior, Eivor & Pearl. Love Penny & T. 🐶💖💕xxx

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    1. Thank you dear Penny, that sounds like a very soothing image at a time when you needed it – I love it when that happens 💜 All is well with us but I am waiting on news from our friends in Utrecht – so very sad what happened there today. Hope you are feeling a bit better and much love to you and Tia from all of us here 🤗🐾💖🐾 xxx

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