Haibun: A New Adventure

Cairngorms National Park


two whippets in winter jackets and snoods sniffing the ground on a mountain trail


Climbing the trail we sense the presence of mountain hare, footprints from walkers who look for adventure. Away from houses and roads, autumn brings her own perfume. Visitors old and new gaze at the views. Higher up where clouds end, the light is shining through.

earth song
shaking the corrie
a stag’s roar

Β© Xenia Tran


two whippets in winter jackets and snoods on a mountain trail


looking up towards a climbing mountain trail and the top of the mountain in a whisp of cloud

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, 1/640 s, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/640 s, ISO 160 and f/2.8, 1/1250 s, ISO 160.


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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.

56 thoughts on “Haibun: A New Adventure”

    1. Thank you Cathy, it is a lovely trail and the views are wonderful. There will be more photographs to follow. Hope you are having a great start to the week and much love to you and Finn from all of us here πŸ™‚πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Draco. The temperature dips below freezing overnight in the mountains and it takes a while to warm up in the day – it is a lovely 7C once it does! 🌞🐾🐾


    1. Thank you Tracy. Dogs are allowed in all the National Parks here. From mid-March to mid-August they have to stay on the lead in areas with ground-nesting birds so as not to disturb them. We tend to walk in different areas then, along the coast and the Northern trails πŸ™‚πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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      1. What a shame that so many aren’t responsible. We are lucky that the majority of people here are responsible dog walkers, especially in the National Parks and near wildlife in general πŸ’œπŸ• xxx

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  1. A gorgeous adventure, Xenia. I love the ‘presence of mountain hare’ and autumn’s perfume, and that stag’s roar in the haiku really brings the mountains alive. πŸ™‚ xxx

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