Haibun: Summer Solstice

a blue and white whippet and a black whippet playing in a forest

The forest is quiet as we leap and skip over dips with sleeping water. Trees and sky reflect in puddles across the path. I too reflect how far we’ve come. The long grass glitters in the light. Butterflies and hoverflies are dancing. After a week of wind and rain, it’s good to be back in the warm.

summer solstice
one half of the journey
still to come

Β© Xenia Tran

a blue and white whippet and a black whippet playing in a forest

Wishing you all a very happy Midsummer and Summer Solstice if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, and a very happy Midwinter and Winter Solstice in the Southern Hemisphere,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5 – 1/500 s – ISO 100 and f/3.5 – 1/400 s – ISO 100.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #90: Midsummer/Midwinter

Becca’s Nurturing Thursday: Pushing Forward

This poem features in Between Heather and Grass. If you haven’t read the book yet, feel free to take a peek inside:

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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 adopted and fostered whippets.

41 thoughts on “Haibun: Summer Solstice”

    1. Thank you dear Cathy, this year is flying by so fast! πŸ˜ƒπŸ’¨ Hope you’re having a great day and happy Summer Solstice to you and Finn too from all of us here πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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    1. Thank you dear Laurie, it’s a beautiful day for a birthday and a special day to hold her in your heart and light a candle πŸ’œ A friend of mine, who passed across the rainbow twenty years ago, also had her birthday on this day. Someone once said that a friendship doesn’t end with someone’s passing and I believe this too. Much love to you and Clif from all of us here πŸ’žπŸ’œπŸ’ž xxx

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  1. What a beautiful way to mark our time here on Earth with your enchanting photos and beautiful words…my Mom’s birthday falls on the 21st (tomorrow) and we plan to celebrate with a delicious outing to brunch!

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  2. Gosh So Wide
    AWaKE NoW
    A Summer
    for me
    Sleeps Sunshine
    Will Still Shine within
    Winter Sun Beauty rest too..
    Wishing You and Your Husband
    And the Whippets Fun on a Longest
    Friday my
    Dear Friend Xenia
    With Florida FLoWeRS True..:)

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  3. Yes! Summer is upon us. Hard to believe it’s that time of the year again. And, so ironic that the days will start shortening already, from the moment it’s summer and warm.

    Enjoy the season, the forest, and the beach, Xenia!, Pearl and Eivor!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Becca, June seems to be flying by! A happy Solstice to you too and a wonderful weekend from all of us here πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx


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