Haibun: All the Long Season

Cairngorms National Park

a blue and white whippet in a winter jacket approaching a wooden bridge
a blue and white whippet and a black whippet in winter jackets approaching each other on a forest trail

A few snowflakes brush our faces and melt before touching the ground. We are not sure, where they came from. The patch of sky above us is translucent blue. Across the loch, clouds hover above the snow-capped peaks. Perhaps they travelled from there, on the wind.

crossing the bridge
the sound of spring
in flowing water

Β© Xenia Tran

driftwood sticking out of the loch near the shore with snow-capped peaks in the background

Wishing you all a happy Monday and a peaceful new week,

with love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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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 two adopted whippets Eivor and Pearl.

25 thoughts on “Haibun: All the Long Season”

  1. Those wayfaring snowflakes… Winter always visits my area one last time every April with a sort of going-away gift of snow. The loch is so picturesque, with the mountains in the background. You’re so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place, Xenia. I can totally understand why you and Eivor and Pearl feel so at home there. πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Mike 😊 It is an amazing place to be and we are grateful to have so many lovely trails nearby that offer something different in every season πŸΎπŸ’šπŸΎ

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  2. I’m loving the images, and the dogs and their expressions.
    I have a feeling you and I may not have seen the last of those snow flakes. For those of us not in the south the winter is not yet Long gone! Thank you joining us on the ‘Long’ challenge, Xenia πŸ™‚

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