Haiku: Autumn Air

 

a stream flowing through the glen below pine trees, heather and ferns

 

green to gold
in a world of treasures
autumn air

© Xenia Tran

 

close up shot of golden ferns with a shimmer of green still showing

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2, 1/125 s, ISO 100 and f/3.2, 1/60 s, ISO 125.

 

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Fall

 

Tan Renga: Grass on River Bank

 

Four Canada geese flying overhead against a blue sky

 

grass on river bank
bending over in warm breeze
pale moon looking down                                        © Ken Gierke

all through the night and day
the sound of geese returning                                 © Xenia Tran

 

Five Canadian geese flying North against a blue sky

Kristjaan at Carpe Diem has invited us to create a Tan Renga with the given haiku by Ken Gierke. A Tan Renga is a short chained poem written by two poets. It looks very similar to a Tanka, but a Tanka is written by one poet.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4.5, 1/500 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge September 2018 III (18): Grass on River Bank

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week Challenge: Action

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Migration

 

Tanka: A Curlew’s Calm

 

a curlew with feathers blown by the wind striding through shallows beside a seagull

 

feathers straightened
a curlew strides along the shore
so calm, so kind
the waves continue to roll
with the wind, the wild weather

© Xenia Tran

 

a curlew striding out on the shoreline, waves rolling behind

 

storm clouds over the Moray Firth at low tide

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4.5, 1/400 s, ISO 100, f/4.5, 1/500 s, ISO 100 and f/4, 1/1000 s, ISO 160.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Light and Dark

 

Haiku: Blue Geranium

 

macro shot of a blue geranium in bud with raindrops

 

still they flower
shades of blue with purple veins
a gentle gaze

© Xenia Tran

 

macro shot of a blue geranium flower with raindrops

We wish you all a peaceful weekend.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4.5, 1/100 s, ISO 125 and f/4.5, 1/80 s, ISO 125 with DMW LC55 Lens.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #11: Small is Beautiful

 

Tan Renga: An Apple, Alone

 

close up of apple blossom and green leaves

 

one apple, alone
in the abandoned orchard
reddens for winter                                               © Patrick Blanche

her sweetness grows and grows
delighting in the moment                                   © Xenia Tran

 

close up of a green apple with raindrops

 

Kristjaan at Carpe Diem has invited us to create a Tan Renga with the given haiku by Patrick Blanche (translated by Michael R Burch). A Tan Renga is a short chained poem written by two poets. It looks very similar to a Tanka, but a Tanka is written by one poet.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/800, ISO 100 and f/4, 1/640 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem Tan Renga Challenge September 2018 III (6): An Apple, Alone

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Feast

 

Haiku: Clouds and Waves

 

View across Moray Firth from the pine-clad shore

 

returning
the spirit inside, between clouds
waves of laughter

© Xenia Tran

 

close up of waves rolling towards the shore

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr..

Settings: f/5, 1/1000 s, ISO 160 and f/3.5, 1/2000, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #49: Clouds and Waves by Rabindranath Tagore

 

Tan Renga: Temple Bells

 

purple heather and scabiosa in bloom among long grass and stones

 

a hoverfly
heather and scabiosa
in purple hues                                                          © Xenia Tran

the temple bell stops but I still hear
the sound coming out of the flowers                  © Matsuo Basho

 

close up shot of hoverfly on purple scabiosa flower

Wishing you all a very happy Friday and a wonderful weekend.
With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/800 s, ISO 160 and f/4, 1/500 s, ISO 100.

 

Kristjaan at Carpe Diem has invited us to create a hokku for this Tan Renga with the given second stanza lines by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694). A Tan Renga is a short chained poem written by two poets. It looks very similar to a Tanka, but a Tanka is written by one poet.

 

Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge September 2018 – III (5): The Temple Bell Stops

Paula’s Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in September Y3 (extractable)