Haibun: When Stillness Runs Deep


two whippets in fleece jackets sunbathing


The eastern wind blows horizontal snows in total silence. There is something unique about her quietude, the peace she brings. Airports and railway stations are closed. People are advised to stay at home. Without any traffic, the stillness runs deep. We close our eyes and breathe.

in front of the fire
one garden

Β© Xenia Tran


two whippets in fleece jackets snuggled up in front of the fire


This post is a continuation from yesterday’s post and both were inspired by the Siberian winds.

We hope you are keeping safe and warm and wish you all a very happy Tuesday.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2, 1/125 s, ISO 160 and f/3.5, 1/125 s, ISO 100.


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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.

57 thoughts on “Haibun: When Stillness Runs Deep”

      1. We’re not too bad, the really cold weather seems to have gone for now and is more in keeping with the time of year. Much love to you all too πŸ™‚ xxx

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Liesbet, they love sunbathing, except in hot Summer weather when they look for a bit of respite in the shade!😎 Frida and Elvis are such adorable creatures β˜ΊπŸ’–πŸ• xxx

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  1. In the first photo, Eivor looks like he’s meditating. πŸ™‚ They both look so cute together , I feel like joining them in their cosy hug (in the second photo) πŸ’—

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    1. Thank you Kim, Eivor is the black whippet in the red fleece. He is sunbathing in the first image and lying on his side in the second image, with Pearl resting her chin on his shoulder β˜ΊπŸ’– xxx


  2. Dear Xenia, your photography and your artistic creative touches and your poetical words and your lovely dogs you are all an ART…. I always love and fascinate but today’s photographs especially the big one, my favorite one, So beautiful. Blessing and Happiness to you all, Thank you, Love, nia

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  3. Those dogs look so cozy. Hope you got through the storm without any serious troubles. Now it is our turn. A Nor’easter is blowing up the coast. Twelve inches of snow are in the forecast. We will be ready.

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    1. Thank you dear Laurie, we got through it safely and kept our dog walks short and sheltered from the winds. Above all, we enjoyed the tranquility it created and the cosyness in front of the fire. Great to hear you are ready. Keep safe and warm and enjoy the magic! β˜ΊπŸ’– xxx

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  4. In a curious parallel circumstance, we’re presently weathering blizzards (32 inches of snow last Friday, 16 more coming today). Quiet respite of snow here, too, a third-way round the world.
    Brought to us in unusual fashion, with winds coming from the east.
    Write a note on a snowflake and send it aloft, and I shall look for it in a few days.

    Stay warm,


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