Haibun: Freedom Of The Dawn


two whippets in winter coats playing with balls and leaping across the beach by the dunes


Dawn opens her door and pours her warm on weathered sands. We are free to bounce and pounce, catch balls that spin and fly towards the sky with all the colours of a new day.

frost melts
our buddha in the garden
smiles again

Β© Xenia Tran


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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, 1/500 s, ISO 250.


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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 two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl.

60 thoughts on “Haibun: Freedom Of The Dawn”

    1. Thank you Annabelle! We had a few mild nights and the sand had softened above the tidal line which was great for zoomies πŸ˜‰πŸ’¨ The wind chill still gives a cold feeling but the beach has been defrosted! β˜ΊπŸ’–πŸ• xxx

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  1. The bounce is such a bright pink, you can’t possible lose that ball, Xenia! Eivor and Pearl look smart in their matching outfits, and they are having so much fun! I love that opening sentence and the smiling buddha in the garden.
    Have a great week, Xenia! πŸ™‚ xxx

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