Tanka: In the Moment

two whippets in black jackets on an autumnal forest trail
two whippets in black jackets on a forest trail looking up

flying squirrel …
for a moment we forget
falling leaves
the colours of life changing
into life itself

Β© Xenia Tran

fallen pine cones and needles with young green fern

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: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5 – 1/125 s – ISO 200, f/5 – 1/400 s – ISO 400 and f/5 – 1/200 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 two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl.

44 thoughts on “Tanka: In the Moment”

  1. Eivor and Pearl look like they are thoroughly enjoying the last of the autumn days, Xenia, and I love the way the squirrel distracts humans and dogs alike, but for different reasons, and the thought of the β€˜colours of life changing into life itself’, which links back to the squirrel – it must have been a red one!

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      1. I’m still sitting the pandemic out while my husband continues to work. It’s my daughter’s birthday on Sunday, so we’ll Facetime in the morning. They’re going to the park to take some photos, which I’m really looking forward to. I hope you are keeping safe and well up there in the Highlands. Love and virtual hugs. πŸ™‚ xxx

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      2. Thank you Kim, we’re in Tier 1 at present, which is good news, although we cannot travel to higher tiered areas and people from higher tiered areas cannot visit here. So it’s Skype and phone calls for many of us too, as most of our family live in Tier 4 zones. Wishing your daughter a happy birthday and a blessed FaceTime to you both! Enjoy your weekend and sending love and virtual hugs your way πŸ’žπŸ’œπŸ’ž xxx

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