Haibun: Fragrant Breeze

Assynt

an undulating single track road in Assynt with a dry stone wall and mountain views beyond

We’re taking our time travelling the single track with here and there a passing place, used by many as a place to pause. People pause to take a photograph of highland cattle, their long horns glistening in the sun. Or photographs of ewes with lambs in tow, a fresh dot of red paint between their shoulders.

I pause to look at Canisp and Suilven. Towering above the landscape in the way only mountains do, they speak to me in the way only mountains can. In a soft and familiar voice they urge me to stay a little longer.

fragrant breeze
gorse blooms between the rocks
that call us home

Β© Xenia Tran

Views of mountains Canisp and Suilven from the Stoer road with gorse in bloom

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4 – 1/1250 s – ISO 160 and f/8 – 1/640 s – ISO 160.

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65 thoughts on “Haibun: Fragrant Breeze”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy, it’s a wonderful area to explore πŸ™‚πŸ’œ Hope you’re all safe from the flooding and much love to you and Finn from all of us here πŸ€—πŸΎπŸ’–πŸΎ xxx

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      1. Thank you πŸ€— Luckily, we’re on a hill so hopefully safe from the floods. It will be good when summer finally arrives. Much love to you all, keep safe and dry πŸ’–πŸ•xxx

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        1. Thank you Cathy, great to hear you’re all safe. Here’s hoping for Summer to reach us all soon! πŸ˜πŸ’œπŸŒž xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Eliza πŸ™‚πŸ’œ There’s a deep and earthy energy here that makes it feel as real as it will ever be πŸ˜‰πŸ’– xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Olga πŸ’œ It’s truly wonderful and we can feel this energy again when travelling back here in our imagination πŸ™‚πŸ’– xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Grace, wishing you a wonderful Summer too πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸŒž xxx

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  1. I love on the Canadian prairies and have not seen mountains in over a decade, but I have always loved the trips I have been able to take to the mountains. So these lines really resonated with me: “Towering above the landscape in the way only mountains do, they speak to me in the way only mountains can.” Beautiful haibun and photos.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Sarah and for being here with us πŸ™‚πŸ’– xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Rob and for sharing your wonderful piece in honour of Solli too. Enjoy your Summer and see you in a couple of weeks! πŸ™‚πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ

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  2. There’s nothing like taking your time. Xenia, when you’re walking in such a beautiful landscape. I can’t get those highland cattle, β€˜their long horns glistening in the sun’, out of my head! It’s the fragrant breeze of the gorse blooms that will linger longer, though. πŸ™‚ xx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Kim, the fragrance of gorse is a lovely one that lingers this Summer πŸ™‚πŸ’– xxx

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  3. Love this. I know I’d be taking photos….too many. It looks like a gorgeous place to be. I especially like the way the mountains spoke to you. Nature’s voices are so insightful. A beautiful haibun, Xenia.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Mish, it’s a beautiful place to be and enjoy nature’s voices πŸ™‚πŸ’–πŸŒΊ xxx

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