Haibun: Looking Up

a mature herring gull standing on the edge of a chimney pot against a blue sky
a pair of mature herring gulls on a chimney against a blue sky

All along our coast we are blessed with friendly neighbours of the feathered kind. They pair for life, raise their chicks as a couple and community. There’s something special about the light in their eyes, traversing crystal sea or sky. The way they sit on chimney pots, watch over us, feels very reassuring.

looking up
spring equinox approaches
a spinning sun

Β© Xenia Tran

a mature seagull sitting on a chimney pot against a blue sky

Wishing you all a blessed Sunday and hope you are keeping safe and well,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.3 – 1/800 s – ISO 200, f/6.3 – 1/1000 s – ISO 200 and f/5.6 – 1/1250 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.

34 thoughts on “Haibun: Looking Up”

    1. Thank you dear Jane, that’s a beautiful reminder of what we know deep inside to be true πŸ’œ xxx


    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy, a peaceful Sunday to you too from all of us here πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ• xxx

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    1. Thank you dear Eliza, it’s lovely to see them doing well and we’re always grateful to have them around πŸ’œ xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Pat, it’s lovely to watch them grow old together with the rest of us πŸ’– xxx


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