Tanka: Spring Unfurling

two whippets walking along a forest trail in Spring
a blue and white whippet sniffing the grass on a woodland trail

dappled light
glitters in a spider’s thread
between trees
shaded places team with life
where spring greens are unfurling

Β© Xenia Tran

a fallen tree covered in moss resting on the forest floor

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

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 640, f/5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 400 and f/1.8 – 1/400 s – ISO 640.

Tanka Thursday: Unfurl

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #146: Focusing on the Details

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.

37 thoughts on “Tanka: Spring Unfurling”

  1. A beautiful path to walk in the trees, and it’s nice to see Pearl and Eivor coatless and enjoying the sunshine πŸ˜€ Summer is on its way πŸ™πŸ½ Have a peaceful rest of the week πŸ’šπŸ•πŸ€—xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy, it was lovely to have a few coat-free days 🌞 A peaceful rest of the week to you too from all of us here πŸ€—πŸ’šπŸ• xxx

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  2. Oh the dappled light reminds me of a dappled horse 🐴 beautiful Tanka with the spring unfolding within the trees. So BEAUTIFUL! Sending love to you and family. ❀️🐾❀️xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Diana πŸ’— I love dappled horses and used to ride a sweet dappled grey mare called Daisy in my younger years 🐎 Much love to you and your family too from all of us here πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ΄ xxx

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  3. I was just journaling this morning about what an odd spring this has been with cool weather and lots of grey clouds. But the ferns are unfurling and with all the rain, we have lots of spring green. Your poem gives me hope, Xenia. πŸ™‚ I love the photos of the trails dappled with shadows.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear LuAnne. The weather has turned cooler here too and the ferns and greens are still unfurling 🌿 So glad this brings you hope too and much love from our house to yours πŸ€—πŸ’š xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Kamal πŸ’— Wishing you a blessed rest of the week and a wonderful weekend, with love and light from all of us here πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’« xxx

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