Tanka: Water of Life

Cairngorms National Park

two whippets in winter jackets on a forest trail by a bridge over a stream
a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket drinking from a stream

mountain stream
a pause to drink the water
composed of crystals
the images left behind
of wolves who drank here too

Β© Xenia Tran

close up shot of water flowing in a clear mountain stream

We wish you all a magical Thursday and a wonderful weekend ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/100 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/125 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/100 s – ISO 200.

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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.

34 thoughts on “Tanka: Water of Life”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy, it looked like the spirit of a wolf flowing by πŸΊπŸ’œ Hope you are having a great day and much love to you and Finn from all of us here πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ• xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Bella, that’s how it feels to us too, especially here in nature. The glimpses of history we see in the stones and flowing water make us feel really connected to those who walked here before us πŸ’œ xxx

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  1. Dear Xenia, what a beautiful gift you share with us all, allowing us the vision of a world of wonder as seen through your eyes! It is so magical and uplifting! Profound Thanks, from my HEART to yours. πŸ’žπŸŒΉπŸ’ž

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  2. You make a very interesting observation that I hadn’t considered before, what other wonderful creatures drank from the same stream as your Beauties did. Great photos and Great tanka too, they give me something to think about. I like that. πŸ™‚ ❀

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  3. The photo of the rushing water is so wonderful–crystal clear. Loui, on your sidebar, looks like such a wonderful old soul. I hope someone, literally, scoops him up quickly. What a sweet face he has.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Lois, the water is so pure and Eivor and Pearl love drinking from mountain streams. Loui looks like a wonderful companion and fingers crossed he will find his forever home soon πŸ’œ xxx


  4. I love the connection between Eivor and Pearl and wolves. It’s amazing to think that wolves once roamed across the Highlands and that water has been around even longer, recycled in millions of raindrops. You’ve written a whole history in five lines, Xenia!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Kim πŸ’œ Sighthounds are direct descendants of wolves and when we pause in these moments drinking the crystal waters the connection feels very strong πŸ’–πŸ• xxx

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