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.
one half of the journey
still to come
© Xenia Tran
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.
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This poem features in Between Heather and Grass. If you haven’t read the book yet, feel free to take a peek inside: