Haibun: The Love between Birds

 

a swan (cob) patrolling the river

 

It has been four weeks now, since his pen laid her eggs. While she is on the nest he keeps her safe, patrolling the river. From one bridge to the next, he sees that all is well. He greets familiar faces above the buttercups and shepherd’s purse, the fresh blades of grass. He looks so much better this year, more confident. People stroll along the river bank, to see how he is doing. We all want him to do well. Last year’s eggs never hatched. We are hoping that this year, things will be better.

temple blossoms
seagulls flock to guard
a sleeping swan

© Xenia Tran

 

seagulls watching over a sleeping swan (cob) on an outgoing tide

You can see images of his pen (female swan) on the nest in an earlier post ‘Nesting Swan‘. She raised 62 cygnets over the last nine years with her previous cob (male swan), before he passed away.

Update: on 17th May 2018 seven cygnets hatched – you can see the first images in our post New Life.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

 

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Haiku: Spring Rain

 

close up of raindrops on spring leaves

 

spring rain
the light of this world
in every drop

© Xenia Tran

 

close up of raindrops on spring leaves

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

 

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Haiku: Nesting Swan

 

a pen (female swan) sprucing up her nest in the river

 

eight springs
on a nest in the river
loving swan

© Xenia Tran

 

a close-up of a pen (female swan) sprucing up her nest in the river

We wish you all a wonderful weekend!

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

 

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Haiku: Apple Blossom

 

close up of apple blossom buds with green leaves

 

apple blossom
the life of fruit to come
in our garden

© Xenia Tran

 

apple blossom and green leaves in morning sun

 

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

 

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Haiku: Morning Sun

 

two male ducks and one female duck walking on river path

 

morning sun
three ducks smiling
by the river

© Xenia Tran

 

two male ducks and one female duck walking on river path

 

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

 

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Haiku: Bird Song

 

male bird (great tit) sitting on a branch with green buds

 

chirping
between tree buds
a blue sky

© Xenia Tran

 

male bird (great tit) sitting on a branch with green buds

We wish you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week!

With love, Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

 

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Haiku: Lairig Ghru

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Spring pine and heather and view to Lairig Ghru

 

a fusion of light
where clouds flow with rain and snow
mountain moon

© Xenia Tran

 

Spring pine and heather and view to Lairig Ghru

 

snow here
and on Mount Fuji
a cloud’s journey

© Xenia Tran

 

Spring pine and heather and view to Lairig Ghru

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

 

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