Haiku: After the Storm

Rosehall Forest

 

two whippets in maroon winter jackets on a forest trail, looking to their left

 

fallen trees
finding their balance
after the storm

Β© Xenia Tran

 

a black whippet in a maroon winter jacket walking underneath a fallen pine tree straddling the trail

 

a blue whippet in a maroon winter jacket running along the forest trail beneath the fallen pine

Returning to Rosehall Forest after the gales we were surprised to see so many fallen trees perfectly balanced across the trail. In time the Forestry Commission will decide what will be done with them. The wood from windfall has been used for signage, seating, bridges and the building of the visitor log cabin, while other logs are left for moss and lichen to grow and form new wildlife habitats.

Wishing you all a very happy Tuesday and a wonderful rest of the week!

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5 – 1/30 s – ISO 200 and f/3.5 – 1/50 s – ISO 200.

 

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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.

35 thoughts on “Haiku: After the Storm”

  1. I’m not surprised trees came down in those winds, they were really fierce. Hope there’s been no structural damage. Pearl and Eivor weren’t fazed by the fallen trees πŸ€—πŸ•xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy πŸ’œ There’s been some damage to fencing and roofs, but thankfully nothing too serious as far as we know. Eivor and Pearl didn’t seem fazed by the fallen trees and could easily walk and zoom underneath them. It was a bit more challenging for the humans! 😁 Hope you didn’t have any storm damage and much love to you and Finn from all of us here πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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  2. Wow. In ‘my’ forest in Southern California a patriarch tree — dead as long as I’d lived there, to that point 25 years — finally fell. Jasmine, one of my huskies, and I spent an hour or so with it and had lunch. It seemed to deserve some small ceremony of appreciation for its long, long life, its stamina in standing tall for so many years though dead, and then for its final job, sinking into the earth. The trees that fell, over time, sank further and further into the ground, their branches outspread, like ribs and vertebrae, holding the earth together. ❀ Thank you for taking us on another walk.

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful story with us dear Martha, it’s amazing the patriarch tree stood for so long. I’m sure he appreciated you and Jasmine spending time with him after he fell. Much love to you, Dusty and Bear from all of us here πŸ™‚πŸ’–πŸ• xxx

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  3. Nature does seem to know how to find a balance. Love your Haiku and pictures, as always. Those trees don’t seem to bother Eivor or Pearl, but I’m sure it made it harder for you to walk….lots of ducking going on.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Vicky, it was a bit more challenging for us humans but thankfully there was enough room for us to duck when we needed to 😁 Hope you are well and much love to you and Tippy from all of us here πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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  4. We went for a walk yesterday with friends who were looking after two whippets while their human was away. They really were exquisite little creatures, I wanted to take them home with me. My friend said whippets reminded her of haiku – small, precise and perfectly proportioned, with nothing wasted. I immediately thought of your blog! xxx

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    1. Aww thank you so much for your kind words dear Annabelle, so lovely to hear you’ve met two whippets – your life will never be the same! Love and wags to you and Pearl from all of us here πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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