Haibun: October Wind

two whippets in rain coats either side of a forest trail
two whippets in black rain jackets on a forest trail

Once the hills stop howling we venture out into the woods. There’s still plenty of tree cover to protect us from intermittent drizzle and showers. The heather is turning brown here while further north they’re hanging on to purple. A gentle buzz of hoverflies follows us between fading fireweeds whilst at the waterfall, wild salmon are leaping.

october wind
rain slips through the net
of noughts and crosses

Β© Xenia Tran

a play area in the forest with large noughts and crosses on the ground

Wishing you all a happy Thursday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/3.5 – 1/30 s – ISO 320, f/3.5 – 1/60 s – ISO 500 and f/4 – 1/30 s – ISO 200.

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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.

28 thoughts on “Haibun: October Wind”

  1. I see Pearl and Eivor have their coats on. For the rain perhaps. Our little June has had her sweater on first thing in the morning for her first outing of the day as our morning have been chilly. Have a happy weekend Xenia.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Anne, this was a chilly morning with plenty of rain about. Lovely to hear you’re keeping June warm with a sweater! A happy weekend to you, David, Biasini and June from all of us here too πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ• xxx

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  2. Been Walking Miles Each Night
    With Family Since New Covid-19 Routine
    Away From Weekday Gym Visits
    Appreciating
    Fall Cool
    Breezes
    After Pushing
    Through Heat
    And Humidity Through
    Half the Year Florida Summers
    Truly Helping Steer Away Strength
    of Record Breaking Hurricane Fall Season 2020..:)

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