Haibun: Shifting Sands

a black whippet in a grey and maroon winter jacket sniffing the sand on the beach

The rafters are rattling as Storm Gareth sweeps by. The temperature has dropped again, the winter coats are on. The dunes look different. We can see roots of grass, seaweed in unfamiliar places.

a new trail
each curve and contour
sculpted by the waves

Β© Xenia Tran

a black whippet in a grey and maroon winter jacket sniffing the sand on the beach
a blue and white whippet in a grey and maroon winter jacket sniffing the sand on the beach

We hope everyone in Storm Gareth’s path stays safe and dry.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2 – 1/640 s – ISO 100 and f/3.2 – 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 two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl.

36 thoughts on “Haibun: Shifting Sands”

    1. Thank you dear Annabelle, we hope he’ll move on soon too – it feels like Winter again! β›„Hope you’re all warm and cosy and please give Pearl a big pat from all of us here πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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    1. Thank you dear Cathy, they wondered what had happened to the dunes and were cautious as some of the new ridges were unstable. Hope you’re keeping safe and warm too and much love to you and Finn from all of us here πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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  1. Tippy and I hope you are staying safe and warm. The wind and rain did make for some interesting sand sculptures. Glad Eivor and Pearl were cautiously exploring. I love to see them interacting with nature.

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