Wordless Wednesday: Natural Haven

a black whippet in the forest by a fallen tree
a black whippet in a winter jacket walking on a forest trail
close up of a freshly sawn off tree stump

As more forests are opening to the public after a series of storms, the difference in light coming through is very striking. Trees that were blown over have been cut and moved to the side, providing a natural haven for wildlife.

Wishing you all a peaceful Wednesday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

CFFC: Bark and Leaves

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.

22 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Natural Haven”

    1. Thank you kindly dear Pragalbha, it all depends on the circumstances. In our forest, many trees were blown over by the recent storms, especially in areas where many trees of the same height were growing side by side and depriving the forest floor of light. Fallen trees, also when cut up, can provide home and shelter for insects and small animals, allow mosses and ferns to grow on them and remain part of the forest’s ecosystem. In our forest some of the new clearings created will be sparsely replanted with mixed native trees that will allow more light to come through when they grow. As some of the wind-blown trees gradually decay, all the nutrients will go into the soil to feed new growth as well πŸ’š


  1. What beautiful photos of the forest and that is so awesome that there is a natural haven left for the first dwellers. I hope you are having a wonderful week! ❀️ Please give Eivor and Pearl a big pat from us all! πŸ˜πŸ΄πŸ€ πŸΎπŸ’™β€οΈ

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  2. I could smell that damp, freshly cut wood! The forest lighting is so magical. I hate seeing trees felled but I assumed they were blown over in the recent storms. Hope the wood goes to good use. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Mike, the lighting is truly magical as the sun is still relatively low in the sky 🌞 The trees were blown over by the storms and will remain here to provide food and shelter for insects and small animals as part of the forest’s natural ecosystem πŸ’šπŸŒΏ

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Kamal πŸ’š These trees had been blown over by the recent storms and this turned out to be healthy for the forest. The fallen trees remain part of the forest’s natural ecosystem and the forest floor in this area, which had been deprived of light, can breathe again πŸŒžπŸ’šπŸŒ± xxx


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