Haibun: Into the Pure Land

Cairngorms National Park

close up of a black whippet in a winter jacket on a mountain trail
a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket running down a mountain trail

We’re climbing the trail where Winter still lives on the hillside. Snow laces between heather and grass, delightful in simple patterns. Every step brings a deeper awareness. An awareness of what matters most. Companionship, looking after one another, only ever taking what little is needed and giving plenty back. Walking here in the sun, it is love that anchors the way.

into the pure land
an immeasurable light
turning west

Β© Xenia Tran

mountain trail with snow patches to the left winding down towards a loch

We hope you are all safe and well.

Wishing you a very happy Monday and a wonderful week ahead,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.5 – 1/320 s – ISO 200, f/5.6 – 1/160 s – ISO 200 and f/4.5 – 1/2000 s – ISO 200.

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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.

42 thoughts on “Haibun: Into the Pure Land”

  1. You had me with your last line, /it is love that anchors the way/. A phrase that belongs on a sampler under a framed Norman Rockwell Post cover.

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  2. Beautiful scenery and beautiful thoughts, Xenia. I’m glad you’re enjoying the simple patterns of the seasons and the warmth of the sun. Stay well, dear Xenia. xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Kim 🧑 The ski resorts here have had the best snow covering in years and remain open, asking the skiers to stay well apart. The walkers we meet are all sensible too and taking the social distancing in good humour. Wishing you a speedy recovery Kim and much love from our house to yours πŸ€—πŸ’– xxx

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    1. Thank you BjΓΆrn, it’s a true blessing, especially in these times. The National Parks and ski slopes remain open and people are encouraged to spend time in the great outdoors, keeping a respectful distance. Hope you and your family are all safe too.


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