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 two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl.

54 thoughts on “Haibun: Reflections”

  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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