Haibun: Into the Breeze

 

a black whippet in a maroon and grey winter jacket enjoying the breeze along the shingle shore

 

The weather changes daily. We celebrate the mild when it rains, the sun’s rays and clear blue skies on colder days. It’s the kindest Winter we’ve known since moving to the Highlands.

skipping the season
a pile of books waits
for snow to fall

Β© Xenia Tran

 

close up shot of a blue whippet in a grey and maroon winter jacket running towards the camera

 

seals sleeping on a sandbar with oystercatchers and seagulls feeding along the shore

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5, 1/1600 s, ISO 100, f/3.5, 1/1250 s, ISO 100 and f/4, 1/500 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.

49 thoughts on “Haibun: Into the Breeze”

  1. Sigh.
    That’s it. I have got to plan a trip to the Highlands. In the same couple of weeks, someone sent me a link to a video about the Shetland Islands and another someone – out of the blue – sent me a link to a woman speaking Shetland. A friend had mentioned they’d be going to Scotland this summer. A kid I work with noted they’d read about St. Kilda. Ya think the Universe is sending me a few hints to follow my soul’s calling? It’s been a dream for a long time. 2019 got itself jammed full of plans and commitments already, so it may not happen this year, but then 2020 is wide open. … I think it is time … Meanwhile, I breathe in some lovely through your posts … πŸ™‚ Na’ama

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Na’ama and it looks as if the Universe is trying to tell you something! Scotland is beautiful, there’s so much to see and both in Shetland and in the Highlands you’re never more than a few feet from nature πŸ™‚πŸ’– xxx

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      1. No. I should get Dusty something, I think. Usually, with Dusty, we’re out only 30 minutes, but we kept running into talkative people who wanted to meet the dogs. Dusty had a ball, got lots of pats, but it was way too long for him. We were out more than an hour, poor guy. He wouldn’t have missed it, but… 😦 ❀

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  2. We, too, were having a mild winter — until last weekend’s 7 inch snowfall and the prediction of more of the same to come followed by frigid temps. Stack the books!

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  3. Our winter here on the West Coast is more spring-like again, there are already snowdrops, crocuses, and daffodils blooming…we’ve had some warm rains and most recently, fog…I’m not hibernating, either, only at night after the sun sets!

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