Haibun: Mountain Layers


a blue whippet in a black winter jacket climbing a mountain with snow fields in the background


We tiptoe through layers of grass, brown heather and stone. The mountain’s steady pulse becomes our anchor with the wind whirling around her boulders. We can rest here. We can sip from the rising spring.

sunlight swims
between the melting snow fields
this wildness

Β© Xenia Tran


two whippets in black winter jackets climbing a mountain trail


landscape shot of a mountain trail leading towards a corrie with snow fields near the peaks

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100, f/3.2 – 1/1600 s – ISO 160 and f/4.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 160.


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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.

50 thoughts on “Haibun: Mountain Layers”

    1. Thank you dear Cathy, the main trails are snow-free already and it’s lovely up there. Hope you are having a great day too and much love to you and Finn from all of us here πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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    1. Thank you dear Pearly Greyhound, the air is pure and fresh in the mountains – it’s very good for the soul πŸ˜‰πŸ’œ We’re so happy to hear you’ve had some lovely sunny walks too! Much love to you and Annabelle from all of us here πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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