Haibun: Return to Inshriach

a smiling brindle whippet in a yellow jacket on a forest hill in Winter

Today, we traveled south and east towards Glenfeshie. The scent of scots pine, rowan, birch, juniper and aspen fills the air. The trail is covered in pine needles and scattered cones. Among sleeping heather, young trees have found the space and light to grow, with a granny tree watching over her descendants.

We meet a group of walkers on the way, who make a fuss of Misty. An older lady herself, her enthusiasm for discovering new places is as fresh as ever.

high on the hill –
the pitter patter of
melting snow

Β© Xenia Tran

young scots pine growing between heather and older trees below the mountains

Wishing you all a happy Monday and peaceful new week,

with love from Misty 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 adopted and fostered whippets.

36 thoughts on “Haibun: Return to Inshriach”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy, it was such a lovely walk πŸΎπŸ’šπŸΎ Happy Monday to you too and please give sweet Flynn a gentle pat from us all πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ• xxx


  1. I love those grandmother trees. There’s one in the forest above ZΓΌrich that has allowed a whole world to emerge beneath her sheltering boughs. I put her in one of my novels. Your walks are in a world that is the total opposite of mine and I enjoy that you take me along. ❀️ to Sweet Misty

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Martha and for walking along with us here, that grandmother tree sounds amazing! πŸ’š Much love back to you, sweet Bear and Teddy from all of us here 🐾❀🐾 xxx

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  2. I love your description of the walk with Misty. The β€˜old girl’ is rather gorgeous and so lucky to have found you.
    Thank you, Xenia for taking part in our OLD challenge. πŸ™‚

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  3. Lady Misty and you are so blessed to have been brought together to share your love of smiles and adventures. Thanks so much for sharing your journeys and your poetry. ❀️

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear E.C., we’re so grateful to have found each other in this life πŸΎπŸ’œπŸΎ Wishing you a blessed day too and much love back from our house to yours πŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ• xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Sean and for walking along with us here. Wishing you a smooth recovery and hope you will be able to enjoy a walk in nature again before too long πŸΎπŸ’šπŸΎ

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