Tanka: Gratitude

 

 

two whippets dancing on the tidal sands

 

dancing
in a beam of sunlight
our gratitude
for love, home and family
forever in our hearts

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in black winter jackets playing on the tidal sands

 

a blue whippet in a black winter jacket leaping across the tidal sands

 

Today is Thanksgiving’s Day in the US and we want to take this opportunity to say a very big thank you to all our blogging friends for their love and support, our friends who work as volunteers in the shelters and everyone who helps to make this world a better place.

If any of you want to join Eivor and Pearl in their dance, here are Mumford & Sons performing their song ‘Guiding Light’:

 

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/1250 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.

 

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #61: Thanksgiving

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Grateful

Paula’s Thursday’s Special: Pick A Word In November Y3 – Radiating

 

Tanka: In Every Leaf

 

close up portrait of a black whippet in a black winter jacket and brown and white collar

 

remembering
the light from the sun
in every leaf
the changing colours
of life itself

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in black winter jackets on a tidal beach under a cerulean sky

 

cerulean sky
the light from the sun
in every cloud
a loving presence
of spirit

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in black winter jackets on a wide stretch of tidal beach

This post is for Frank Jansen from Dutch Goes the Photo, who had to say goodbye to his beloved dog Bette last week. Run free sweet girl.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/640 s, ISO 160, f/2.8, 1/1000 s, ISO 160 and f/2.8, 1/1000 s, ISO 100.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Memories

Paula’s Thursday’s Special: Pick A Word In November Y3 – Cerulean

 

Tanka: Jewels from the Sea

 

a blue whippet in a winter jacket sniffing seaweed on tidal sands

 

morning stroll
seaweed, salt and water
glistening
a scent from the deep
alive inside us here

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in a winter jackets sniffing seaweed on tidal sands

We wish you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week.

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 100 and f/2.8, 1/1000 s, ISO 100.

 

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Jewel

 

Sharing Our Horizon by Xenia Tran (@WhippetHaiku) ~ A Journey Through the Scottish Highlands with Two Adopted Whippets #Photography #Poetry

A very big thank you from Eivor, Pearl and myself to Cathy Ryan at ‘Between the Lines – Books ‘N’ Stuff‘ for her beautiful review of our book:

Between the Lines ~ Books’n’Stuff

I enjoy the poetry, prose and photographs to be found on Xenia’s blog, Whippet Wisdom, very much. Xenia has put together a wonderful selection of her work in her debut release, Sharing Our Horizon.

If you’re a dog and/or nature lover this could be a book for you or a lovely gift for someone you know, and at the same time you’d be helping rescue centres care for and rehome abandoned and abused animals, with 60% of the proceeds going to animal charities. Inside Sharing Our Horizons there are  a collection of beautiful photographs and poems, stunning scenery and two gorgeous rescue whippets having fun and enjoying life in the Scottish Highlands. Beaches, glens, forests, sea views and mountains—this book has them all, the photographs complimented by wonderful tanka, haiku and haibun (and vice versa). Here’s one of my favourite verses…

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Tanka: A Lullaby from the Sea

 

two whippets in winter jackets and three people silhouetted against the setting sun on the shoreline

 

silhouettes
shaped by autumn’s lamplight
walkers and dogs
enjoying evening’s splendour
a lullaby from the sea

© Xenia Tran

 

two whippets in winter jackets running on the beach with balls in their mouths at twilight

 

twilight blues, purples and golds over the Moray Firth on an outgoing tide

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5, 1/160 s, ISO 200 and f/5, 1/125 s, ISO 100.

 

This is our 30th and final contribution for Carpe Diems’s 2018 Autumn Retreat, a retreat where we write haiku, haibun or tanka on the theme ‘Love Eternally’ every day for thirty days. We have contributed fifteen poems on this blog and fifteen poems on our sister blog, Tranature. To see all our contributions and those from other participating poets please follow the link below or type ‘#carpe diems autumn retreat 2018 love’ in your Reader.

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Carpe Diem #1544: Autumn Lamplight (aki no hi)

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trio

 

Tanka: Autumn’s Voice

 

black whippet in a black harness and celtic collar striding along the loch shore

 

below the bridge
a waterfall, reflecting
autumn’s voice
a mild day in November
cradled in the breeze

© Xenia Tran

 

Loch an Eilein in autumn colours, water flowing in a small waterfall towards the burn

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/125 s, ISO 100 and f/3.5, 1/1250 s, ISO 160.

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Carpe Diem #1539: Autumn’s Voice

Terri’s Sunday Stills: It’s Time

 

Tanka: Flying Hound

 

a black whippet in a winter jacket running on the tidal sands with a green ball

 

one paw
touches the sand
then none
the hound flies on the wind
a trail of sea foam

© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet in a winter jacket flies across the tidal sands with a green ball

We wish you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2, 1/2000 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #17: Just for Fun

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Sublime