Haibun: Raspberry Blues

a blue and white whippet on a steep forest trail looking up above the heather
a blue and white whippet standing on her hind legs and peering over the heather

It’s quiet in the car park and the temperature is perfect for climbing up the crag. Winding our way through the trees, we’re welcomed by subtle scents of Summer greens and flowering heather. Squirrels are feeding on pine, hawks are gliding overhead. Soon we’ll bring a basket, pick our fruit again.

raspberry blues
all grandma’s singing
to help them grow

© Xenia Tran

a smiling blue and white whippet and a black whippet on a hill trail

We’re delighted that the above haiku is featured in Haiku Dialogue: First Raspberry, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 17 July 2019. A very big thank you to Kathy Munro for putting this lovely collection together.

Wishing you all a wonderful Thursday,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/100 s – ISO 100.

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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.

32 thoughts on “Haibun: Raspberry Blues”

  1. How lovely to be able to pick your own fruit from the forest🌲 Well done Pearl for just being curious, Finn would have been off like a shot! Not that he ever catches anything. Well done for getting your haiku featured! Have a lovely rest of the day and a peaceful weekend 🤗 Much love from our house to yours 💚🐕xxx

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  2. Your lovely dogs look like they’re having a marvellous summer! Our salmonberry season was sparse this year, we’ve had a showery July so far but we’ll take it as it means there are no smoky skies for me to write about…

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    1. Thank you dear Anne, it’s a good thing squirrels are so fast and agile as many dogs seem to want to run after them. We’re lucky that Pearl seems more intrigued than anything, as if she’s curious to know how they can run up a tree with so much ease 🙂🐾💖🐾 xxx

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  3. Fruits of Life
    Trees Bring
    So Free Now
    Fields to Dream
    And Eat so Sweet
    Nature is Kind
    in Abundance
    of Plenty
    Magic is
    in Giving and
    Sharing Never
    Taking More
    or Hoarding NoW
    Away From Sharing More…
    Smiles Xenia Nice to See You
    Back off of Summer Break Hot
    It is Here New But Love iS ONly A
    Temperature oF LoVE SPRiNGS NoW..:)

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