Haibun: In Praise of Trees

Cairngorms National Park

a blue and white whippet looking over her shoulder in the forest
two whippets on a forest trail with pine trees and blooming heather

‘I’ve lived here fifteen years and never saw this trail before.’ We smile. It’s easy to miss when you’re not looking. We’re grateful we discovered it. Guided by a magician’s flute, a song of butterflies.

inside a bell chimes
in praise of trees

Β© Xenia Tran

Cairngorms National Park pine trees and heather in bloom

Wishing you all a blissful 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/2.8 – 1/80 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/100 s – ISO 100.

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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.

50 thoughts on “Haibun: In Praise of Trees”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy, it’s a beautiful trail! πŸ™‚πŸ’œπŸŒ² Hope you’re having a great Bank Holiday and much love to you and Finn from all of us here πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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  1. Wow, a stunner. You blew the socks off the prompt. I loved the line /guided by a magician’s flute, a song of butterflies/. Your jaunts with the highland pooches always bolster our spirits.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Terri πŸ™‚πŸ’œ We’re very blessed that our National Parks welcome responsible dog walkers. It’s important to understand the seasons and areas. We avoid the areas with ground nesting birds from April-August (or keep the dogs on leash when we have to cross them) and during deer-stalking season (July-October) we don’t head onto the higher rims and remoter parts where stalking takes place πŸ™‚πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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