Haibun: The Day After

a black and white whippet in a winter coat standing on the beach with seafoam and waves behind him
a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket standing on the seashore covered in seafoam

The sleet shower has passed and we wrap up warm for a walk towards the shore. A few people are already there, surveying the damage. Some rocks from the seawall have been washed away, there are creels resting in strange places.

Seafoam floats in rockpools and hides the tidal sands. The dogs are sure-footed, leading the way. It is as if they remember the shape of every dip and outcrop.

beach combing
a curl of wood smoke
through the salt air

Β© Xenia Tran

close up of seafoam floating in rockpools and resting on tidal sands

Our thoughts are with everyone affected by Storm Arwen and we hope you are all safe and well.

Wishing you a blessed Monday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

PI Poetry Prompt: Float

Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word November 2021 (Surrounded)

Word of the Day Challenge: Sure

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.

32 thoughts on “Haibun: The Day After”

    1. Thank you kindly dear Laurie πŸΎπŸ’›πŸΎ We’re very lucky here and it will hopefully be relatively easy to clean up and repair. The damage is more serious in the villages further along the coast where the homes are right on the seafront.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy, we were very lucky and Eivor and Pearl got us back safely πŸΎπŸ’›πŸΎ Hope your week got off to a good start and much love from our house to yours πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ• xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Anne, we were very lucky and today the weather feels calm again. Hope you are keeping safe and warm too and please give sweet Biasini a big pat from us all πŸ€—πŸ§‘πŸ΄ xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Kamal, all is well again πŸ’œ Hope you are safe and well too and much love from our house to yours πŸ€—πŸ’žπŸ’œπŸ’žπŸ™ xxx

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  1. I’m so happy you made it through the storm and your surefooted Eivor and Pearl lead the way as you assess the aftermath. Stay safe and warm! Sending warm hugs your way to you and your family. β€οΈπŸ€—πŸΎπŸ™β€οΈ

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Diana, we’re wrapped up warm and cosy as the cold weather lingers πŸ˜‰πŸ’– Hope you are safe and well too and big hugs back from all of us here πŸ€—πŸ§‘πŸ΄ xxx

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