Haiku: Turnstone

a turnstone in winter plumage walking on stones
a turnstone turning over a small pebble between larger stones

little turnstone
every pebble in his world
turning, turning

ยฉ Xenia Tran

close up shot of a turnstone turning a small pebble

It was a real treat to see this turnstone in his winter plumage the other day. He foraged for food in the narrow spaces between stones whilst I waited patiently nearby, not wanting to disturb him.

Wishing you all a blessed Sunday and a wonderful week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.5 – 1/250 s – ISO 200, f/6.3 – 1/250 s – ISO 200 and f/6.3 – 1/100 s – ISO 200.

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The stories, poems and photographs on Tranature are the original creative work of Xenia Tran, inspired by the natural surroundings of the Scottish Highlands.

28 thoughts on “Haiku: Turnstone”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy, hope you have been spared the worst of the wild weather too! ๐Ÿงก Wishing you a peaceful rest of the weekend and sending much love from our house to yours ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ• xxx

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      1. Thank you, it’s still pretty wild here with intermittent hail storms but I think south Wales has been hit badly with floods. Much love to you all ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ•xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Lisa. It was low tide on the beach and the sounds of the sea were all there ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’œ

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    1. Thank you dear Dries, they’re hardy little birds and it’s amazing how they turn the stones over with that relatively short bill ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿฆ

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