Haibun: Sacred Forest

Cairngorms National Park

 

black whippet in black harness looking to his right on a forest trail

 

We take our time walking through the hills. Heather sleeps in muddy browns and mauves. Ground-nesting birds have made their home.Β The scent of pine mingles with Spring, a promise of tumbling green.

sacred forest
it looks a thousand years old
in flowing water

Β© Xenia Tran

 

close up image of a small waterfall in a forest with the profile of a young stag visible in the flow

We wish you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5, 1/100 s, ISO 100 and f/6.3, 1/125 s, ISO 320.

 

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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 two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl.

60 thoughts on “Haibun: Sacred Forest”

  1. These words :”The scent of pine mingles with Spring, a promise of tumbling green.” Your description is visceral. And how I love that idea that the forest, as we look at it in reality is green, alive….and then in the reflection, with the ripples and the changes in the colors because of the water, it looks like a thousand years old….as in reality, the land and earth have been there for ages and ages.
    And, I always love seeing photos of your dogs! πŸ™‚

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  2. Ancient water. I wonder where else it has flowed in the world, what rivers, what lakes , what oceans and gone up into the sky and rained down again somewhere new. Wonderful photos Xenia. Have a happy and healthy week.

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  3. I love how you fit so much into your haibun Quadrille, Xenia, and the way keeps a slow walking pace, as you go through the hills, and the colours and scent seep in – and then the sacred forest haiku tumbles out of the green, with flowing water – a blur of movement at the end!
    As usual, perfect photography, Xenia.
    It’s Tuesday morning already, so have a wonderful new week with Eivor and Pearl! πŸ™‚ xxx

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