Haibun: North Wind In November

Cairngorms National Park


two whippets in winter coats on mountain trail among golden heather


The North Wind is getting stronger and colder in the mountains and we want to make the most of every sniff and every memory we gather. We love every rock, every step we climb. We can feel the snows are coming and look forward to walking in the glens through Winter.

heather fades
deeply loved by the sun
autumn slips away

Β© Xenia Tran


two whippets in winter coats on mountain trail among golden heather and rocks

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, settings: iA, 1/500 s and 1/400 s ISO – 200 and 400.


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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.

60 thoughts on “Haibun: North Wind In November”

  1. At least Winter does not last several years like it does in GAME OF THRONES. The doggie-coats are precious; never met a whippet, but your poems make me want to.

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    1. Haha, thankfully Winter does not last that long although in some parts of the Highlands the snows stayed on the higher ground all year. When you meet a whippet your life will never be the same!πŸ˜‰πŸΎπŸΎ


  2. The landscape is absolutely beautiful! I love being able to let my dog run of leash. It looks like your dogs really enjoy exploring on their own as well πŸ™‚

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      1. TRuE.. mY FriENd For NoW aLL
        Love is an All enComPasSinG
        Electric BlankET ThaWing aLL
        With Never
        A Need For Coal
        otHeR Than Carbon
        Based Being heHe
        Sure.. A Sprinkle
        oF Science
        With a Whole Load oF Art
        As A Wash Rinse and Dry
        Cycle Comes Complete AgaiN WitH
        WArm BLanket oF LiFE toGeTHeR aGaiN..:)

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  3. You’ve written in the true spirit of the prompt, Xenia! I hope you are all making the most of every sniff and every memory you gather this weekend – it’s definitely getting colder! I love the fading heather of the haiku! xxx

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Kim, we had lots of fun walking in the snow gathering more wonderful memories! Hope you are having a lovely weekend too and much love to you from all of us here β˜ΊπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ’– xxx

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