Haibun: Beginnings

Cairngorms National Park

two whippets in winter jackets on a forest trail with ancient pine
two whippets in winter jackets side by side on a forest hill

We walk on to a raised clearing in the forest where the light comes through. It is easy to see from here, how different trees relate to each other. The path of their voice flows through roots beneath our feet, through leafless branches. For anyone still enough to listen, a portal opens into this kinder world, this circle of giving and receiving.

light snow
on the higher ground
a new beginning

Β© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet and a black whippet in winter jackets on a forest trail

We wish 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 – 1/60 s – ISO 125 and f/2.8 – 1/80 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.

45 thoughts on “Haibun: Beginnings”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Fred. The snow is in the sky and has been falling on the higher ground. The temperature is dropping on the lower ground and we may get snow here in a few days too πŸ’œβ˜ƒοΈ

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  1. I am late to the reading! Posted on Monday and then got immersed in packing, organizing, preparing etc as we flew yesterday to San Diego. Spending two months in a rental here away from Boston’s winter! I so enjoy your posts and seeing your photos. I’ve always believed trees and nature talks to us….walking in a woods or forest most especially can give us a soothing…a hope….a realization of calm.
    This is a beautiful write! As yours always are πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Lillian and what a blessing to spend the Winter in sunnier climes! Enjoy your stay in San Diego and much love from our house to yours πŸ’œ xxx


  2. First I love to offer you my congratulations on publishing your new haiku booklet. Thank you for granting me the joy of reading it … Your new booklet is a real gem and I enjoyed reading during the last tough month of 2019. It gave me joy and happiness.

    What an awesome haibun you have created, the fragile beauty of a thin layer of snow caught in a nice haiku to conclude your haibun. Thank you Xenia.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Kristjaan and I’m so glad to hear you are enjoying our new book. I cannot thank you enough for all your inspiration through Carpe Diem Haiku Kai and I hope this new year will bring you many blessings and more moments of joy πŸ’œ


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