Haibun: Red Squirrel Feeder

 

red squirrel lifting the lid of a squirrel feeder with his head

 

In the glen there is an age-old tradition of hanging squirrel feeders on tree branches and filling them with nuts and pieces of fruit. The squirrels raise the lid with their head, leaving their front paws free to gather the bounty. With free access to favourite foods they seem happy to leave nearby birdfeeders alone.

under a new moon
the simple joy of feeding
a forest life

© Xenia Tran

 

a red squirrel eating nuts on a squirrel feeder

 

a red squirrel eating nuts on a squirrel feeder

We wish you all a very happy Wednesday!

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6, 1/20 s, ISO 1250, f/6.3, 1/20 s, ISO 1250 and f/6.5, 1/20 s, ISO 1250.

 

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Haiku: Chive Blossoms

 

chive blossom photographed from above the flower

 

empty salad bowl
too beautiful to eat
these flowers

© Xenia Tran

 

macro of chive blossom, close up of left half of the flower

 

breathing mandala
in every flower seed
a promise sings

© Xenia Tran

 

macro of chive blossom, close up of top right of the flower

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/5, 1/2000 s, ISO 100 with DMW-LC55 lens.

 

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Haiku: Making a Splash

 

a male and female mallard duck taking off from a small island in the loch

 

making a splash
ducks fly across the pond
to see the flowers

© Xenia Tran

 

male mallard duck taking off from small island in the loch

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4, 1/800 s, ISO 100.

 

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