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

 

Author: Tranature - quiet moments in nature

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

8 thoughts on “Tanka: Lazy Days”

    1. Thank you Laurie, that was a lucky capture! The family will stay together in the area until the cygnets are ready to go off on their own early next year 🙂💖 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Cathy 💜 Yes, the cygnets are almost the size of their parents and the first white feathers are already showing – their personalities are really developing
      too! 🙂💖 xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Janice, it is lovely to see them decide where in the water they want to be for feeding, for traveling with the tidal flow and where to pause for pruning 🙂💖 xxx

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