Haibun: A New Breath


blue whippet standing on shingle, watching over the beach and tidal pools


The weather is being kind today. It feels good to leave our coats at home, breathe in the sea air. Seals are barking on the bars. A deerhound leaps in and out of tidal pools, inviting us to follow.

hazy morning
clouds fade into blue
spring blossoms

Β© Xenia Tran


black whippet standing on dunes, watching the tidal pools and sand bars.


black whippet running on the beach with a yellow ball.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2, 1/2000 s and ISO 100, f/3.2, 1/1250 s, ISO 100.


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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.

39 thoughts on “Haibun: A New Breath”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Cathy πŸ’– Eivor and Pearl are used to the seals and leave them be. They were watching a young female deerhound zoom around the tidal pools – it was quite a sight! πŸ˜‰πŸ’¨πŸ’¦ xxx

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    1. The beauty of their coats is that they allow free movement while protecting them from the cold. Now that it is warmer they love the sun on their fur. Pearl even had a splash in the water! πŸ˜πŸ’¨πŸ’¦


  1. Weather here (visiting) in New England has taken a nose dive. Just yesterday I saw a Cardinals and Robins – besides the crows! The west wind is whipping across Lake William. I’ve already been to the hotel gym…
    I did see some crocus blooming last week, but the trees aren’t budding at all – yet.

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