Haibun: Wild and Blue

two whippets in winter jackets walking along the beach with a driftwood shelter
a whippet in a winter jacket by a hut made from driftwood on the beach

The strong winds have carried more driftwood to the beach. Some branches are chopped up and taken away to dry out for wood burners and open fires. Other pieces have been used to build shelters and huts along the beach. It brings a bit of joy and surprise whilst we are in lockdown.

snow-capped hills
still the sea flows in and out
a glacier blue

Β© Xenia Tran

a funnel cloud spreading above a glacier-blue sea

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a blessed week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4 -1/800 s – ISO 160, f/5 – 1/400 s – ISO 200 and f/8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 1000.

Sunday Stills: Glacier Blue

Word of the Day Challenge: Wildly

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.

36 thoughts on “Haibun: Wild and Blue”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy, it was lovely to see local people create a few shelters from the wind πŸ’š Have a wonderful evening and much love from our house to yours πŸ€—πŸ’—πŸ• xxx

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  1. Love the driftwood shelters. I would probably have been taking advantage of them to get out of the wind a bit. The blues in your photo are stunning. There’s something about the inevitable ebb and flow of the sea that gives a sense of peace and normalcy in these crazy times.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Vicky, the flow of the sea is a great soother in these extraordinary times. Hope you are keeping safe and well too and please give Tippy a big pat from us all πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ• xxx

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      1. Thank you. I am trying. The last couple of months haven’t been the easiest. My dad passed away from CoVID on 16 Dec and then I finally got to have my open heart surgery on 8 Jan to repair an aortic aneurysm. I came through the surgery amazing well. So, I am on the mend, both physically and mentally.

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      2. I’m so sorry for your loss dear Vicky, our thoughts are with you, your family and all your father’s friends πŸ’” It’s been a very challenging time and I’m glad to hear your surgery went so well. Wishing you time to heal and recover and sending hugs and love your way πŸ’žπŸ’œπŸ’ž xxx

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  2. The haiku certainly places us in a very cold wintery place and the images strongly support this Xenia. The hut frame is very similar to what the Indigenous Australians would create as temporary habitat, using bark as fill in. I guess children built this?

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Denis, I can imagine the bark filling would make the huts very cosy. I think children built these shelters with a little help from the adults in their lives πŸ˜‰


  3. That’s a lot of drift wood but fun to see it all stacked up and used. So beautiful there! ❀️ We are having a windy week here, with cold winds and a storm front moving in for some rain. We need the rain. Have a great week! ❀️🀠

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Diana, we’ve had a lot of driftwood land our beaches this Winter. Stay safe and warm in the storm and a wonderful week to you too from all of us here! πŸ€—πŸ’– xxx

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