Haibun: A Moment To Savour


two whippets walking along a grassy mound towards a loch


It feels good to leave the road and walk through Summer grass. The smells of green and youthful bounce in nature’s carpet lift every step in gratitude. As I look across the loch the trees sway softly in the breeze. I smile at the sun as she wraps her warmth around me. My heart can smell the sea.

waves reflect in blue
from the sky and peace beyond
nature’s temple

Β© Xenia Tran


black whippet on a hill looking over a loch

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: iA, 1/400 s and 1/200 s.


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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 adopted and fostered whippets.

52 thoughts on “Haibun: A Moment To Savour”

  1. Those photos are beautiful ❀ I especially like Eivor gazing out over the water. Lovely haibun too πŸ™‚ Nothing beats being in nature. Much love to you all xxx

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  2. Oh, Xenia, such a gentle, lovely haibun and such gorgeous photos! I love those ‘smells of green’ and the ‘youthful bounce in nature’s carpet’. I hope the sun continues to wrap you all in its arms for many weeks to come. πŸ™‚

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  3. The haiku is perfect for finding peaceful beauty beyond the road. I kept looking at the scenery and savouring the moments you captured. Beautiful post, Xenia. ❀

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  4. Wonderful photos and words too. It’s always good to reconnect with Nature πŸ’• Hope you have had a wonderful weekend, lots of love to you all πŸ˜ΊπŸ’• xxx

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Samantha πŸ’œ We had a lovely and peaceful weekend and are very happy with the return of warmer weather 🌞 Hope you are having a great weekend too and much love to you all β˜ΊπŸ’–πŸΎπŸΎ xxx

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  5. Thank you for joining in the challenge and creating this beautiful post Xenia. Your haibun gives me a feeling of deep calm. There’s a huge winter storm blowing around down here. It’s lovely to be transported to such an idyllic summer setting for a moment.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Denis, this was our first visit to this loch ☺🌲 Pearl was breezing along with excitement for somewhere new while Eivor showed us around and took in the views as if he remembered this area ☺🐾🐾

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Miriam πŸ’œ We had a lot of rain this Summer which has kept everything green 🌲☘ We hope you will get some respite from the dry heat and wish you a wonderful new week β˜ΊπŸ’– xxx

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  6. SMiLes.. mY FriEnd.. Xenia..
    For yoUr DoGs alWays
    BRinG thE LesSoN
    And Freedom aS
    Beauty As OuR
    Home is NatUre aT HeART
    As i’Ve been spEnding way too
    Much time in Cave and although
    Mercury is steadily approaching
    100 Degrees as F one can coMe NoW
    Cool of Spirit Without Commune oF Nature
    As Dog eYes smELL oF Free SeaS morE ReaL..:)

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