Tanka: Sacred Moments

Cairngorms National Park

two whippets in winter jackets on a beach beside a loch

sacred moments
from spring grass to winter snow
the falcon calls
a new beginning
without beginnings

© Xenia Tran

snow covered mountains towering above the pine forest by Loch Morlich

Wishing you all a blessed Thursday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/320 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/500 s – ISO 160.

Carpe Diem #1802: New Beginnings … Without Beginning

Word of the Day Challenge: Holy

Nurturing Thursday

Tanka: Water of Life

Cairngorms National Park

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket drinking from a stream

mountain stream
a pause to drink the water
composed of crystals
the images left behind
of wolves who drank here too

© Xenia Tran

close up shot of water flowing in a clear mountain stream

We wish you all a magical Thursday and a wonderful weekend ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/100 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/125 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/100 s – ISO 200.

Carpe Diem #1798: New Beginnings … Metamorphosis

Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Say Cheese

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

Tanka: Still Point

Loch an Eilein

head shots of a black whippet and blue and white whippet looking ahead

ah this joy
when early sun rays
warm the loch
glittering in the reeds
a still point for tomorrows

© Xenia Tran

We wish you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/80 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/125 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/100 s – ISO 100.

Carpe Diem #1796: New Beginnings … First Sunray

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Daylight

Your Daily Word Prompt: Vital

Tanka: Dreamy Winter

Cairngorms National Park

two whippets in winter jackets on a forest trail

lichen and trees
supporting each other
beside the stream
a dreamy winter greeting
the voices of the forest

© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a winter jacket on a forest trail

We wish you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/160 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/250 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/400 s – ISO 160.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #78: Special Spot Shots

Ronovan’s Weekly Haiku Challenge #287: Brook & Moss

Word of the Day Challenge: Wisdom

Tanka: Time Waves

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket sniffing the sand along the shoreline

line of surf
a sideways glance
reflecting
a passage of time and waves
the pulse of new beginnings

© Xenia Tran

the mouth of the river Findhorn as it flows into the firth

For all of you who celebrate, we wish you a very Happy Hogmanay and a great start to the New Year!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/800 s – ISO 160.

Your Daily Word Prompt: Reflect

Word of the Day Challenge: Begin

Tanka: Taking it Easy

two whippets in winter jackets in the dunes with frost on the ground

on colder days
the curdled white in blue skies
offers a world
to cherish beside the fire
close to dunes and marram grass

© Xenia Tran

two whippets in winter jackets in the dunes with frost on the ground

Wishing you all a relaxing Thursday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/800 s – ISO 160, f/2.8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 160.

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday

Your Daily Word Prompt: Perceptive

Between Heather and Grass: #Poems and #Photographs Filled with Love, Hope and Whippets by Xenia Tran @WhippetHaiku

Cathy Ryan shares a beautiful review of Between Heather and Grass on her blog today. Thank you so much Cathy, we’re so happy you enjoyed it! xxx

Author: Xenia Tran

Published: November 2019 by Holistic Linguistics

Category: Creative Non Fiction, Poetry, Photography, Verse, Book Review

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Welcome to Between Heather and Grass – Poems Filled with Love, Hope and Whippets, our beautiful, soulful sequel to Sharing Our Horizon and our second book for whippet lovers, dog lovers and lovers of nature. The book features poetry, breathtaking photographs of the Scottish Highlands, and our two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl. The majority of the poems are haiku, haibun and tanka, written in rhythm with the seasons. The poems and photographs illuminate each other and are both calming and inspiring, inviting you to dip into this collection many times over.

Between Heather and Grass is Xenia Tran’s second book of verse, complete with photographs of the spectacular scenery of the Scottish Highlands and not forgetting her two gorgeous rescue whippets. The complementary poetry and photos capture the majesty of…

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