Haibun: A View from Above

Glen Affric

a black whippet in a black jacket walking on a forest trail with spring grass and heather

The trail climbs between birch and Douglas fir. Protected from the breeze it carries us higher and higher. We hear water gushing below, the sound of insects humming.

wrapped around
these hills and glens
the hearts of many

Β© Xenia Tran

two whippets in black jackets sniffing the spring grass along a woodland trail

We stop to sniff the grass. Our companion finds the courage to walk onto a wooden platform and gaze over the cascading falls of Abhainn Deabhag.

in the bends
a burn and river meet
their own universe

Β© Xenia Tran

water falls and cascades, pine trees and rock where the Abhainn Deabhag joins Alt na Bodachan

You can see images of the viewing platform in our post Plodda Falls on our sister blog Tranature. It is a real treat to walk here.

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2 – 1/100 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/100 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/60 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.

35 thoughts on “Haibun: A View from Above”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy πŸ’œ Yes, I had to be brave and walk to the end of the platform, which overhangs from the cliff. I’ll post some more photographs on Tranature tomorrow. Hope you had a great day and much love to you and Finn from all of us here πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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      1. I hope there was some sort of barrier! It’s been lovely again today β˜€οΈ Hope the sun has been shining for you too. Much love from our house to yours πŸ’šπŸ•xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Kate πŸ’œ We are lucky to still have parts of this beautiful glen free from the hydro developments that have been wiping some of the most beautiful walks from the map. It now feels like a luxury to see fast flowing waters run free πŸ™‚πŸ’–πŸ’¦ xxx

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