Tanka: Trees for Life

Glen Affric

a blue and white whippet climbing a mountain trail with heather and pine in autumn
a black whippet walking on a mountain trail by Loch Beinn a' Mheadhain

golden leaves
between future and past
a tranquil sea
where new forests grow
the tide is slowly turning

Β© Xenia Tran

Loch Beinn a' Mheadhain in autumn seen through gaps between pine and birch

It has been joy to return to this area that means so much to us and see the changing colours.

I have posted about conservation projects on this blog before and in August of this year we decided to get more actively involved and plant a grove with Trees for Life.

The Tranature Grove‘s trees are carefully planted in protected sites in the Scottish Highlands where they will create homes for wildlife and forests for the future.

You are more than welcome to add trees to the Tranature Grove to celebrate a milestone or special occasion or in someone’s memory. You may want to start your own grove here in the Highlands or support a conservation project near where you live.

Together we can all do our bit.

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.

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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.

36 thoughts on “Tanka: Trees for Life”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy, it’s a wonderful project and it’s been a real treat to see the Autumn colours here πŸ’›πŸ‚Wishing you a peaceful rest of the week too and much love from our house to yours πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ• xxx

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  1. The Trees for Life is a wonderful idea. We have only a one acre property but when we arrived there was only one old maple on it. We lined the driveway with ornamental plum trees , planted several blue spruce , two heritage birch trees, a maple and four cedars. They all look big now and very handsome. The old maple is still going and I am hoping to get an arborist to remove some of the dead limbs so as to keep it going. Have a happy Friday and weekend Xenia.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and for sharing this wonderful story dear Anne πŸ’› It’s so lovely you have been able to plant and grow these beautiful trees and I hope the arborist can help to keep the old maple tree going πŸπŸ™ A happy Friday and wonderful weekend to you too from all of us here πŸ€—πŸ§‘πŸ΄ xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Kamal, it’s a wonderful project and we’re delighted to be able to support their amazing work πŸ’š Wishing you a blessed weekend and much love from our house to yours πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ™ xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Fred, we look forward to planting many more! πŸ’šπŸŒ²πŸ’š Thank you for walking along with us here and a happy weekend to you and Katrina from all of us here πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ’«

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  2. What a beautiful way to give back by planting a Grove of trees! Thank you for the links and the beautiful photos too! Such a worthwhile cause, just Love this! ❀️❀️❀️

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Diana and for walking along with us here, it’s a wonderful project πŸ’šπŸŒ²πŸ’š Wishing you and yours a happy weekend too and please give sweet Chloe and Murphy a big pat from us all πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ΄ xxx

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