We’ve reached the lake after a half day’s travel. We are so pleased to put our backpacks down, laden as they are with our food and drink.
The journey has been so worth it. Ahead of us stretches the most beautiful of vistas. The lake reflecting the blue of the sky, the peaceful illusion of the water stretching out into an infinity.
We picked the arrival of spring to make this trek. Around us nature is replenishing from the long hard winter, the grasses sprouting green and returning the hillside to a renewed lustre.
In front welcoming us to this spot is the bench built so long ago from timbers felled nearby and positioned to allow the maximum view to be taken in. We rest our weary bodies, settle back to relax against the old hardwood back, draw from our packs our sandwiches and drinks. For a while we soak in the midday sun, saying little but capturing forever the scene in front of us. Our conversation covers the plan to walk the lake, camp nearby and generally take as many photographs as we can for we know we may not come by this way again.
arriving gob smacked
spring gives us unmatched beauty
basking without words
Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2016/09/28/heeding-haiku-with-chevrefeuille-september-28th-2016-imagine-that-haibun/
have a lovely day, Michael 🙂
Thank you LL
welcome spring/welcome fall
It looked more spring than fall to me…
Oh — definitely spring /welcome fall was my welcome to the world that is turning golds ands reds — fall is my favourite season, and of course you know the flip of spring. Not a meant as a contradiction. Just me being silly. Nice story and haiku. Did feel like spring and the awe of nature.
Your haibun is so gentle and relaxing, Michael, and I love that phrase: ‘the peaceful illusion of the water stretching out into an infinity.’
Thank you Kim that is a lovely comment, I am feeling very flattered…
With this picture that holiday sounds sweetly surreal.
Thank you so much..
What a wonderful haibun.
Thank you so much..