Haiku: A Shade of Cool


close up of a male mallard duck in the shade of a pine tree


ducks gather
in the shade of the pine tree
summer slips away

Β© Xenia Tran


close up of two male mallard ducks in the shade of a pine tree


We wish you all a stellar Monday and a wonderful new week!

With love from Xenia xxx


Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.3, 1/200 s, ISO 1600 and f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 1600.


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The stories, poems and photographs on Tranature are the original creative work of Xenia Tran, inspired by the natural surroundings of the Scottish Highlands.

15 thoughts on “Haiku: A Shade of Cool”

    1. No worries Laurie, the heat only slips away in the shade of the trees! These two are male mallard ducks and they were looking for a place to cool down away from the blazing sun over the loch :o) xxx

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      1. Phew! You had me worried. πŸ˜‰ Somehow, those ducks didn’t look like the mallards we have here. Both have green heads, though, so I should have known.

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    1. Thank you Cathy, they were a fun pair and seemed curious about Eivor and Pearl, who were standing right next to me πŸ™‚πŸ’–πŸ¦† xxx

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  1. Have you seen any ducklings yet? We have one family of five and one family of two little ones – although in just a couple of weeks time they are already adolescents. Glad the mallards found some respite from the heat.

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    1. Thank you LuAnne, so lovely to hear you have ducklings! Sadly all the ducklings that hatched on the river were eaten by crows. We have not seen any ducklings on the loch yet and are keeping our
      fingers crossed!πŸ’œ xxx


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