Haibun: Carried by Waves


a blue whippet in a maroon winter jacket sniffing leaves and driftwood on the beach


The opposite shore is wrapped in morning mist, the snow-capped peaks invisible. Driftwood lies scattered on the sands. Here and there, a trunk rests upright. We greet red noses, wind-swept faces. Our eyes begin to water from the icy breeze.

leaves and trees
carried by the waves
winter mountains

Β© Xenia Tran


a blue whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket walking across the beach towards the sea


a black whippet in a maroon winter jacket in the foreground and a blue whippet in a maroon winter jacket sniffing the sands beside a driftwood tree on the beach

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/1250 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 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.

55 thoughts on “Haibun: Carried by Waves”

  1. Living just north of Lake Ontario (45 minute walk from my apartment), can appreciate the colder temperatures from a large body of water. Must say, the brown sugar colour of the sand surprised me. So used to the white sand or gravelly beaches, in Ontario. Xenia, Eivor and Pearl are so lucky have found a human friend like you. Wish more people cared about animals like. Star, one of my 3 feline companions, is a rescued kitten that I took om, after being abuse and abandoned.

    Wishing Eivor, Pearl and Xenia, a safe and happy holiday season.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words and good wishes dear Therisa πŸ’œ We have some white sand beaches on the West coast but here in the East the sand is more brown in colour, especially the tidal sands which are under water at high tide. The warm glow of the low Winter sun makes it look like brown sugar too! So happy to hear Star has landed on her paws with you. We wish you all a blessed and happy holiday season in your beautiful part of the world πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx


    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Kim, it looks like we’ll be red-nosed and wind-swept for a few more days here! 😁 Hope you are keeping well and a lovely weekend to you from all of us here πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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  2. Beautiful shots by the shore, Xenia. Despite the cooler weather, looks like Eivor and Pearl had a good time. Lovely haiku too. Captures the cold of winter very well. The snow-capped peaks must be lovely to see when they are not wrapped up in the mist πŸ™‚ It is summer here in Australia and I am enjoying it so far. Hope you are well and take care πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Mabel πŸ™‚πŸ’œ The snow-capped peaks are beautiful and the weather is very invigorating at this time – we love walking out as long as it’s dry! Hope you are keeping well too and enjoy the fine Summer!
      πŸ€—πŸ’– xxx


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