Haibun: Christmas Lights

lobster pots and creels on the quayside in the morning sun
Christmas lights tied to lampposts in Findochty

The Festive lights along the coast are often understated. There is something honest and refreshing seeing them unlit against a blue sky. In this small fishing village, a handful of squares with cables and light bulbs are tied to the main street’s lampposts. One has a leaping dolphin, another a sailing boat. There’s an anchor and a ship’s wheel too. The locals joined hands to pay for it all.

all year round
a spirit of community
Christmas lights

Β© Xenia Tran

a Christmas light in the shape of a ship's wheel tied to a lamppost

We are taking a short blogging break until 29th December and wish all of you who celebrate a very Happy Christmas!

Seasons greetings with love
from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6 – 1/500 s – ISO 200, f/5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 160 and f/5.6 – 1/1000 s – ISO 160.

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33 thoughts on “Haibun: Christmas Lights”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy πŸ™‚πŸ’œ The Councils here no longer pay for Christmas lights and the communities do all sorts of fundraising to so they can have a few lights in the village. We hope you’re having a great weekend and wish you a very happy and peaceful Christmas too! πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ•πŸŽ„ xxx

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    1. Thank you dear Jane, it’s lovely to see this solidarity in our small coastal communities πŸ€—πŸ’– xxx


    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Amy, a Merry Christmas to you and yours too from the Scottish Highlands πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸŽ„ xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Betty πŸ™‚πŸ’œ Angel Hugs and much Love back to you too πŸ€—πŸ’œπŸ’• xxx

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    1. Thank you dear Julie, it was lovely! πŸ˜ƒπŸŽ„ We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and wish you happy holidays too πŸ€—πŸ’– xxx

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  1. What a peaceful looking place. I love the idea of the community coming together and buying the decorations. If we could all get along so well for other things, we could toss governments right into the sea. Hope you are enjoying your break, Xenia ❀

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Lisa, the communities here do so much together throughout the year and it is heart-warming to see πŸ™‚πŸ’œ Hope you’re having a wonderful break too and we wish you a blessed start to the New Year πŸ€—πŸ’– xxx

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