Puente Poetry: Shades and Shadows

Cairngorms National Park

a black whippet following a blue and white whippet down a hilly forest trail

a click unlocks the gate
how many hands have turned
the key, we wonder and
marvel at the interplay of

~ shades and shadows ~

between trees and grasses
where woodland anemone
flourishes longer in the darker
places filled with rain and dew

Β© Xenia Tran

Thank you so much for your good wishes before we went on our short break!

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a great new week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

PI Poetry Prompt: Key

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #152: Shades and Shadows

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.

38 thoughts on “Puente Poetry: Shades and Shadows”

  1. Sometimes I think about the eyes that have seen something that I love to look at and wonder what they see, or who has lived in my house before me, beginning in 1928 and I wish my house could tell me. Everything just seems to be the interplay of light on shapes through time. ❀ I love your poem.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Martha πŸ’— There’s something special connecting us all through old trails, gates, woods and houses and it’s lovely to sit with these energies and meditate with them for a while. It might be something you can do in your home, lighting a candle for the previous guardians and send greetings and gratitude back in time πŸ’œπŸ’« xxx

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  2. That click of the gate and the thought of how many hands have opened it before and where did they travel to beyond that gate? Lovely photos Xenia and such a nice response to the Shade and Shadows LAPC challenge. Have a good week!

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  3. Such beautiful poetry and photos. It’s good to look into the shades and shadows as you never know what you might find! I love the dainty beautiful flower you shared! Have a peaceful week Xenia, and give sweet Eivor and Pearl a hug or two! β€οΈπŸ΄πŸΎπŸ’™

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Diana and Eivor and Pearl say thank you for the hugs! πŸ’œ A wonderful week to you too from all of us here and please give sweet Chloe and Murphy a big pat from us all πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ΄ xxx

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