Haibun: Reflections

Raven’s Rock Gorge



autumn leaves sparkling in the sun above the burn below the walls of the gorge


Shape shifting waters flow down Alt Mor, offering glimpses of animals who roamed here before the leaves changed their colours. We sense the presence of spirits, the wise glint in the eye of the birds that gave their name to the rock above the path. Between beech and Douglas firs, moss climbs towards heaven.

light shimmers
ever-changing patterns
follow the stream

Β© Xenia Tran


a black whippet standing in an autumnal forest, eyes and ears alert


close up of water tumbling over large stones in the burn, autumn colours reflected in the water make it look like gold

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/250 s, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/125 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/160 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.

54 thoughts on “Haibun: Reflections”

    1. Why thank you dear friends, this place is very special and you would love it here too – it has a beautiful energy. Much love to you both and Annabelle from all of us here :o) xxx


    1. Thank you Bjorn, we love Autumn here – when the Summer crowds are leaving there is a new quiet, made extra special by the changing colours and replenishing rains πŸ™‚πŸπŸ‚


  1. I love the thoughts of autumn as being the season of shape shifting. I too can feel the spirits of change when I walk in the woods and when I stroll down by the creek. Eivor and Pearl look so happy and curious about the changes going on around them. the haiku at the end is truly beautiful. The photo is beyond gorgeous. Hugs and love to the pups!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Grace πŸ’œ I really enjoyed putting the book together and learned plenty along the way. It has been well received so far and we hope we will be able to help many shelters with the proceeds πŸ™‚πŸ’–πŸ• xxx


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