Haibun: Clouds of Cotton



close up of a blue whippet pawing deep sand on the beach


The sky and tidal pools are full of clouds, the wind is oh so cooling. Six weeks we prayed for this. A normal day to sniff and play, soft sand beneath our feet after the heatwave.

a butterfly
from flower to flower
between the dunes

Β© Xenia Tran


a black whippet smiling and shaking his head in the wind on the beach


Moray Firth and tidal pools at the beach, a blue sky full of cotton wool clouds

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: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6, 1/640 s, ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/800 s, ISO 100 and f/5, 1/1000 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.

37 thoughts on “Haibun: Clouds of Cotton”

  1. Hi there, Eivor, Pearl and Xenia,

    your soft impressions are simply stunning. The cloudscape at the end is outstandingly good!

    Wishing you a wonderful evening,
    The Fab Four of Cley Xx Xx

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  2. The last photo is breathtaking, Xenia. I’m happy to hear that the clouds are there after the heat wave. Our temperature today is still 96 degrees F. I wish some clouds are coming our way. πŸ™‚ ❀

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Miriam πŸ’œ The temperature has dropped from 30C to 21C and it is a lot more pleasant with the clouds – hope some will come your way soon too! πŸ™‚πŸ’– xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Kim, one of my images featured in a charity calendar a few years ago and I am exploring viable and eco-friendly ways of producing something similar for other causes πŸ™‚πŸ’– xxx

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  3. SMiLes Xenia.. our Grass
    is Greening with long awaited
    Rain too.. i captured a Rainbow
    in the late evening
    but i did not
    it for
    i’m sure it
    will come again..
    like the Rain my FriEnd..
    and on top of that i had already
    walked half way to the Gym without
    my smArt phone as that’s the only
    i leave that
    Rainbow and
    Rain behind NoW too
    As PArt of mY Hands and Mind2..:)

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  4. I am glad you experienced somewhat a normal day for sniffing around! The heatwave in Stockholm lasted for far over a month…finally today they got rain and a more normal temperature.

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