friendly swan (cob) swimming in a pond towards the camera

Welcome to Tranature

This is a quiet place for my nature photography, poetry and meditations in the Scottish Highlands.

My posts will give you a flavour of our encounters with the tranquillity of the forests, the ebb and flow of tidal rivers, the peace beside the pond.

We are blessed with many birds in the area, who mate for life. I greet and follow them through the seasons and I hope you will enjoy following their journey too.

My other blog, Whippet Wisdom, features poems and images inspired by our walks with our two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl.

We are delighted that nine haiku on Tranature also feature in international haiku publications.

We published our first collection Sharing our Horizon, in aid of animal rehoming shelters, on 30th September 2018.

Our second book Between Heather and Grass – Poems and Photographs Filled with Love, Hope and Whippets will be released on 15 November 2019 in aid of two great causes.

We hope you’ll enjoy walking through the seasons and nature with us.

With love, Xenia xxx

two male mallard ducks swimming in a pond