Haibun: Thistledown

a blue and white whippet pausing on a sandy trail through the dunes

The temperature has dipped this morning. We keep the wind behind us while we navigate the dunes towards the headland. Most of the tourists have gone. This time is a gift to revisit the places we love, when they shift back from ‘must see’ to ordinary.

thousands of seeds fly off
for new flowers

Β© Xenia Tran

close up of thistle flower and seed heads

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a peaceful new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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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.

24 thoughts on “Haibun: Thistledown”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy πŸ’š it’s a big difference from last week and Eivor and Pearl already need an extra overnight layer. Hope Flynn is keeping warm too and please give him a big pat from us all πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ• xxx

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      1. Flynn has a blanket which is usually kicked off by morning but I’m sure he’s warm enough. Pat given, thank you, sending one to Eivor and Pearl πŸ€— πŸ’šπŸ•xxx

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  1. You’ve had it a little cooler than us down in Yorkshire, it has been a very hot day for us.
    How nice for you to have your favourite haunts back. thank you for showing us, Xenia.πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Martha, how wonderful to see the thistledown clouds backlit in your beautiful refuge! πŸ’› Wishing you a blessed day and please give sweet Bear and Teddy a big pat from us all πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ• xxx

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