Haibun: Playground

a smiling brindle whippet in a black jacket on tidal sands
a smiling brindle whippet in a black jacket running across the tidal sands

The wind is picking up as the tide flows out between rocks, exposing seagrass, bladderwrack and multi-coloured stones washed up from the river. A fishing boat heads west. The gulls that follow pour out high notes in excitement.

Rain is falling across the water. This side of the firth is still dry. We know that happy feeling that stirs inside when we are given extra time to enjoy these smells and sounds a little longer.

spring weather –
a smiling dog shows us
how to play

Β© Xenia Tran

a fishing boat and sailing boat beneath storm clouds approaching across the water and rain falling on the opposite shore

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

with love from Misty 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.

46 thoughts on “Haibun: Playground”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy, she really loves it here 🐾❀🐾 Happy Monday to you too and much love back from our house to yours πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ• xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Terri. She’s running more since we started her canine massage treatments last year. They freed up her fascia which freed up her movement and makes her feel very happy! πŸΎπŸ’›πŸΎ xxx

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  1. I love what our furry companions can teach us. Misty can teach you how to play. My cat, Jack, teaches me to see with new eyes and also how to meditate. Gotta love our little ones. I thoroughly enjoyed this haibun.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear LuAnne, it is so lovely what our animal companions can teach us πŸ’œ Wishing you a blessed week too and please give sweet Jack a gentle pat from us all πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸˆ xxx

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  2. It looks so peaceful there as the tide goes out and exposes the beautiful rocks. Misty looks so happy running on the beach. I can hear the sounds of the water too. I love your calming sweet posts as we start into the week. I’ll remember to try and smile often to help heal my heart. Please give Misty a pat and hug from me and Murphy! πŸ’žπŸΎπŸ΄πŸ’–xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Diana and for walking along with us here 🐾❀🐾 The sounds from the water are very soothing and you can imagine hearing them, whenever you wish. Misty says thank you for the pat and hugs and we send lots of love and big hugs back across the miles to you and sweet Murphy too πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ΄ xxx

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