Tanka: Caledonia Pine

two whippets in winter jackets on a narrow forest trail
a black whippet in a winter jacket in an autumn forest

winding their way
through autumn’s forest
old roots
exposed and yet untorn
from earth’s stamp and pathways

Β© Xenia Tran

an ancient pine tree with the lower half of roots exposed

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/80 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/100 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/200 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.

32 thoughts on “Tanka: Caledonia Pine”

  1. Such a short and sweet tanka, Xenia. Wonderful description of the woods you were wandering around in. That does look like a winding path you stumbled upon. Looks like vibrant fall-coloured leaves in the distance. Hope you are doing well over there with Eivor and Pearl πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Mabel 🧑 This path weaves between the ancient pine and further along the leaves on the birch trees have changed into amber and gold. We’re making the most of the daylight hours to enjoy the autumn colours. Hope you are keeping safe and well too! πŸ€—πŸ§‘ xxx

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