A HAIKU about SUMMER
くんぶぅゃ Kumpū ya!
せんざんのみどり Senzan no midori
てらひとっ Tera hitotsu
Kumpū also written kunpū
Kun 薰 Fragrance + Fu 風 Wind Breeze
Sen 1000 Zan is San Mountain of greem midori
Tera buddhist temple hitotsu one single
Fragrant Breeze !
Amidst a thousand green mountains
A single temple.
He must have been somewhere very remote for there to have been just one small temple and not a whole complex given the fondness of the Japanese for building temples and shrines atop mountains.
Fragrant breeze is a KIGO for summer or late spring so while I've seen one translator suggest pines for the source many trees flower in summer.
Perhaps a remote valley too small to be worth farming but just enough room for a shrine and trees?