Haibun: Forest Rain

A large mature beech tree in full leaf, branches extending wide across the forest floor
a black whippet running on a forest trail covered in autumn leaves with the trees in full green leaf

The beech tree’s green canopy spreads across the grey and blue of morning sky, exchanging glances with the younger ones. The carpet is still red and gold with memories of autumn. So many smells of old and new. We breathe in the past and exhale the present, before inhaling the present and exhaling the past again.

rain falls
a journey of its own
in the forest

Β© Xenia Tran

a blue whippet in a purple collar and harness sniffs the air in the forest

Wishing 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/3.2 – 1/100 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/500 s – ISO 100.

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #89: Extreme Haibun – Rain

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #50: Trees

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 “Haibun: Forest Rain”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy, it’s a peaceful place for quiet contemplation πŸ™‚πŸ’œ I hope the rain has calmed a bit, sending much love from our house to yours πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Liesbet, the pine trees have such a beautiful scent too πŸ™‚πŸ’œπŸŒ² Enjoy Colorado and much love to you and Mark from all of us here πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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  1. Beautiful photos. I can almost smell the earthiness of the forest and feel the damp in the air.
    I love your words, they’re like a mantra we should live by: “We breathe in the past and exhale the present, before inhaling the present and exhaling the past again.”

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