Haibun: Before Spring


a black whippet in a blue and black winter jacket striding out along the beach


Big waves bring driftwood trees, the wind covers them with sand. Some branches and root balls reach for the sky, casting a filigree of shadows. Hovering on salty air, gulls survey a new landscape.

melting snow
earth re-arranges herself
before spring

Β© Xenia Tran


a black whippet in a blue and black winter jacket approaching a partially covered driftwood tree on the beach


driftwood and root balls, partially covered by sand on the beach and one driftwood tree planted upright

The weather has been wild here during Storm Erik and we hope everyone in his path is safe and well.

Wishing 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 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100, f/3.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 160 and f/5.6 – 1/1250 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.

39 thoughts on “Haibun: Before Spring”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy πŸ’œ The wind and rain brought warmer temperatures and they’ve forecast 11C for the second half of this week 🌞 Hope your week got off to a great start and much love to you and Finn from all of us here πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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