Haiku: Marsh Thistle

 

close up of a purple marsh thistle with a backdrop of large green stems and leaves

 

marsh thistle
shades of purple, blue and pink
touch her wings

© Xenia Tran

 

macro shot of a purple marsh thistle

 

macro shot of a purple marsh thistle

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/640 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/1000 s, ISO 100.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #8: Colorful

 

Haiku: Echoes from the Moon

 

raindrops suspended in a spider's web within a conifer

 

so delicate
raindrops in a spider’s web
echoing the moon

© Xenia Tran

 

close up of raindrops suspended in a spider's web within a conifer

We wish you all a wonderful weekend!

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4.5, 1/80 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/160 s, ISO 100 with DMW-LC55 lens.

 

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Delicate

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #47: Quest for a (new) Masterpiece

 

Everyday Cygnet Moments

 

 

two cygnets standing in shallow water near the harbour wall

 

 

a cygnet pruning her feathers while standing in the shallows

 

a side-on view of a cygnet pruning her feathers

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6, 1/200 s, ISO 250 and f/5.6, 1/200 s, ISO 400.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Moments

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Scene

Pick a Word in August Thursday Photo Challenge: Submerged

 

 

Tanka: Lazy Days

 

two swans and four of their seven cygnets in the harbour

 

learning
the colours of water
fanning their wings
soon these cygnets will fly
discover new horizons

© Xenia Tran

 

two swans and four of their seven cygnets in the harbour

 

two swans and four of their seven cygnets in the harbour

Later this week the cygnets will be three months old. Three of them are out of shot, all seven of them are doing really well. They have started to fan and flap their wings.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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

 

This is my 30th contribution of Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2018 with the theme ‘Finding the Way’, where we were invited to contribute one haiku, tanka or haibun per day for thirty days. I contributed fifteen poems at Whippet Wisdom and fifteen poems here at Tranature. To see all thirty contributions together you can click here.

To see the contributions from everyone who took part please see the Carpe Diem link below.

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Terri’s Sunday Stills: Lazy Days of Summer

 

Haiku: Blades of Grass

 

macro of raindrops on blades of grass

 

green grass
the light collects her patterns
in the rain

© Xenia Tran

 

macro shot of raindrops on blades of grass

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2, 1/500 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/2000 s, ISO 160 with DMW-LC55 Lens.

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge: Patterns

 

Haiku: Effervescent

 

mallard ducks and ducklings enjoying a splash in the river

 

side by side
the sound of ducks splashing
summer jazz

© Xenia Tran

 

mallard ducks and ducklings enjoying a splash in the river

We wish you all a very happy Friday and a wonderful weekend!

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.3, 1/320 s, ISO 500 and f/6.3, 1/320 s, ISO 640.

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Rag Tag Daily Prompt #71: Effervescent

 

Haiku: Fruits of Love

 

red currant blossom in Spring with green leaves

 

planting seeds
tending with soil, water, light
first blossoms

© Xenia Tran

 

blossoms on blackcurrant changing to young fruit

 

raindrops a mirror
when blossoms turn to fruit
a pheasant sings

© Xenia Tran

 

close up of cluster of green blackcurrant turning to red

 

a change of colour
blackcurrant fragrance
fills our bowls

© Xenia Tran

 

close up of small ripe blackcurrant cluster

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/250 s, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/320 s, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/125 s, ISO125 and f/4, 1/80 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Row