Haibun: First Snow

Cairngorms National Park

two whippets climbing up a hill through heather and pine
two whippets in winter jackets climbing up a hill

The Cairngorms used to be called Am Monadh Ruadh or Russet Coloured Mountain Range. We love walking in the National Park out of season. The ancient pine are self-seeding and some of the trees are a thousand years old. The streams running from the hills are crystal clear. The water seems as pure today, as it has always been.

first snow
wandering across the hills
this morning

Β© Xenia Tran



snow on the mountain peaks, half-covered by cloud

Wishing you all a magical Tuesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f2.8 – 1/500 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/250 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.

33 thoughts on “Haibun: First Snow”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy πŸ’œ We had early morning rain and once it blew over it was a lovely clear day. We hope the rain will leave you soon too and wish you all a wonderful evening πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ• xxx

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  1. What a beautiful place! For some reason the dogs with their eye-catching red coats make me think of little pixies using them as steeds. Yes, I am an idiot.
    ~cie the ornery old lady~

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  2. Beautiful photos of The Cairngorms, Xenia, and Eivor and Pearl look so smart in their coats! I love the thought that there are trees that are a thousand years old, and the clear, pure water!

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