Tanka: Where the Heart Is

two whippets in the dunes

passing clouds
our hearts still walk
on the sunny side
collecting light and sharing it
wherever it is needed

© Xenia Tran

dunes with marram grass and pine trees overlooking the Moray Firth

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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autumn leaves and berries in the rain


The tail of hurricane Maria has arrived. With strong winds and heavy showers we seek our shelter among the trees and stay here for an hour. The smells of Autumn fill the air. Among the green and gold we see the reds of berries. The soil is slippy underfoot and we are careful where we place our feet.

even the clouds
shedding tears for Vegas
one world

© Xenia Tran


Black whippet in black raincoat by River Lundy flowing through the glen


Our hearts go out to the people of Las Vegas. It is hard to comprehend how something like this can happen. We have been given the gift of life to live on this beautiful earth. An earth that keeps on giving. Today, more stories have emerged. Stories of love, of courage, of people saving lives while giving up their own. We pause here by the river. Even though the water flows at speed her energy is soothing. The river wants to give. The trees want us to heal.

water’s music
among the green and gold
a loving light

© Xenia Tran


River Lundy flowing through the glen

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the people affected by what happened in Las Vegas, their family and friends and all the people from the emergency services who are doing an amazing job.

two whippets in black rain coats

With love to you all from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: iA and Landscape, 1/160 s, ISO-Auto.


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