Tanka: Wings of a Cormorant

a blue and white whippet in a black jacket turning between seaweed-covered outcrops
a black whippet in a black jacket carrying a yellow ball on the beach

birds on a rock
dogs returning yellow balls
over and over
it’s easy to disappear
in the magic of it all

Β© Xenia Tran

two cormorants on a rock in the sea with a flock of seagulls

Wishing you a peaceful Tuesday and may you all stay safe.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

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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 two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl.

31 thoughts on “Tanka: Wings of a Cormorant”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Peter. The dog’s coats have been on and off this month with temperatures dropping to -2C during the arctic winds. There’s warmer weather on its way and we hope you are safe and well too πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear LuAnne. It’s been a true blessing to live by the sea at this time, even though our movements are restricted. Hope you are keeping safe and well and will be able to get some fresh air soon too xxx

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      1. Thank you. Yes, we have a park across the street with a creek full of rocks and herons, ducks and Canada geese (sometimes swans!). There are two man-made lakes in the park, also, where people fish. The playground is off limits, but we can walk the fields, play Frisbee, and get some fresh air. Unfortunately the weather has been cool and rainy, but the forecast for today is sunny and warm. πŸ™‚

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