Haibun: Nature’s Layers

Cove Bay

two whippets exploring the tidal sands and rocks at Cove Bay
two whippets exploring the tidal sands and rocks beside a large wall of a cliff

Cross bedding and layers of rock show us how much the climate here has changed. Permian sandstone tells us this area was once a hot and arid desert.

With gorse and heather growing along the top, sea pinks flowering in the cracks and a haven for nesting sea birds, part of these rocks are now underwater at high tide. With one sniff and a good climb along the walls, Eivor and Pearl quickly make sense of it all.

coves and caves
all that sings on the page
lotus flowers

Β© Xenia Tran

a black whippet leaping across tidal sands in front of seaweed covered stones

You can see more images from Cove Bay in our recent posts Origins, Cove Bay and Rock Around a Cove.

Wishing you all a wonderful Tuesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/2000 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 two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl.

42 thoughts on “Haibun: Nature’s Layers”

  1. It’s amazing looking at cliffs and seeing the different layers, but who would have thought Scotland was once a desert! Great photos, Xenia πŸ’š Happy Tuesday to you all and enjoy the rest of the day πŸ€—πŸ•πŸΎxxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy, it came as a surprise to me when I read about it in a geological survey to find out more about the sandstone – the land here has been covered by glaciers as well πŸ™‚πŸ’œ Happy Tuesday to you 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 so much for your kind words dear Janice, it’s fascinating to see the layers and I wanted to find out a bit more – glad you enjoyed reading about it too πŸ™‚πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Annabelle, we’re very lucky! πŸ™‚πŸ’œπŸ€ Enjoy the rest of your evening and much love to you and Pearl Greyhound from all of us here πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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