Haibun: Shimmy on the Shore

a smiling black whippet in a winter jacket leaping across the beach
a black whippet in a winter jacket leaping across the beach

The early morning breeze is invigorating, the surf behind us roars. Eivor and Pearl shimmy between scattered seaweed, branches peeled from drifting trees. Seagulls are feasting on crabs, before the curlew get here.

the camera clicks
a sea too wild for fishing
winter memories

Β© Xenia Tran

close up shot of a black whippet in a winter jacket in full sprint on the beach

Wishing you all a very happy Tuesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 -1/200 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 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: Shimmy on the Shore”

  1. You always take such fabulous action photos, Xenia, and Eivor and Pearl always look so happy. I love your haibun-quadrille, the sounds in the title, the roaring surf, and the sibilance in β€˜β€™Eivor and Pearl shimmy between scattered seaweed. I was there with you by the sea too wild for fishing.

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