Haiku: A Peak Into Winter

Cairngorms National Park


black whippet in winter coat peeking over some mountain grass in cloud and mist


this new dawn
a gate between the seasons
opens further still

Β© Xenia Tran


two whippets in winter coats running down a mountain trail in cloud and mist


With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: Action, 1/800 s and Portrait, 1/160 s, ISO – Auto.


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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.

86 thoughts on “Haiku: A Peak Into Winter”

    1. Thank you Bjorn, it feels as if it stays lighter here for longer than where you are – I remember a November in Sweden when candles and fire places seemed to be lit all day ☺πŸ”₯


    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Cathy πŸ’œ We had to wrap up warm for our hike today and it looks as if there is more cold weather on the way ❄ Keep warm too and a wonderful weekend to you all β˜ΊπŸ’– xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Toni, this is a very special time of year with the changing light and colder air that seems to hold and carry scent for longer – Eivor and Pearl are loving this! Hope you are keeping well and much love to you from all of us here β˜ΊπŸ’– xxx


    1. Thank you Vicky, they enjoy the outdoors in colder weather as it seems to hold and carry interesting scents for longer and there is so much to explore. They are not bothered by the cold as long as they have their winter coats and the weather stays dry πŸ˜‰πŸ•πŸŒž

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  1. Door ‘tween DArk
    As dARk
    Comes More Month
    11 November Drift
    From Beta to Alpha
    Close to Theta
    coMes LiFE AgaiN..
    SMiLes.. mY FriEnd Xenia
    For A Truly Holy Spirit
    Lives in
    LuCiD WaKinG
    DreAM FruiTioN
    NoW iN A TWiLiGht
    Evermorenow FLoW iN
    Zone as Words Float and Live
    As LiGht From DaRk oF Fruition BRinG..
    time out of time distance out of distance
    space out of space Inner UniVerse LIVES AGAiNoW..:)

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    1. Thank you my FRiEnD Fred, that is so beautiful! There is so much in nature that mirrors life and so much in three line poems that mirrors life and spirit from another world too. Sending you sMiles across the miles my FRiEnD and much love to you, Katrina and Yellow Boy β˜ΊπŸ’– xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Peter and I agree it can apply to any changing season in nature or life. This haiku came to me while we were hiking through the clouds and it would have felt wrong to make it season-specific in the way some haiku rules dictate 😁


    1. Thank you for your kind words Kim! Eivor and Pearl were glad to wear their Winter coats in the mountains – it was only 0C and we were walking through the clouds. Back on the coast it is a lot warmer still and they only need jumpers on the first walk of the day. I hope this nice warm weather holds for you and we wish you all a wonderful weekend too! :o) xxx

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    1. Thank you dear friend, we were well prepared! It was wonderful to have another walk in the mountains before the snows arrive and it is a bit warmer back on the coast. Hope you are keeping well and we wish you a wonderful weekend :o) xxx


  2. SMiLes mY FriEnd for the GreaTesT
    One Word Poem i kNoW is LoVE NoW
    For the GreaTeST LoVE i FeeL and SeNSE
    oTheR than
    thaT MoRE
    Best wishes
    And Hopes
    oF Love For You
    And The Amazing
    Whippets and Your
    Husband as to now..
    AFAIK not yet Graced Your Pages..
    A PleaSure
    To Be HeAR Xenia..:)

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    1. SMiles my FRiEnD, always so good to see you HeAR too! My Husband and I are always happy to serve without the need to be in the Picture πŸ˜‰ Wishing you all a blessed weekend and a big pat for Yellow Boy too β˜ΊπŸ’– xxx

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      1. SMiLes mY FriEnd
        For Your
        Song of Poetry
        Is an Integral
        PArt oF
        Picture for
        A Dance
        i would
        Be just
        Of A
        Player.. No

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      2. I only posted this haiku last night after hiking in the mountains all day and your breath of words has been flowing freely like mountain air too! πŸ˜‰πŸ’¨πŸŽΆπŸ™‹πŸ’– xxx

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