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)

 

Wordless Wednesday: As the Tide Rolls in

 

adult and young oystercatchers on shingle

 

young oystercatchers taking flight as the tide covers the shingle

 

young oystercatchers flying above the waves

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.5, 1/320 s, ISO 125, f/5.6, 1/320 s, ISO 125 and f/5.6, 1/400 s, ISO 100.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #9: Action

Wordless Wednesday

 

Tan Renga: Morning Sun

 

macro shot of raindrops on curved leaves

 

morning sun
the twinkle of stars
still in the dew                                         © Jane Reichhold

jewels on stems, leaves
see how far I’ve travelled                      © Xenia Tran

 

macro shot of rain drops on a stem and curled, thin leaves

Kristjaan at Carpe Diem has invited us to create a Tan Renga with the given haiku by Jane Reichhold (1937-2016). 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.

I created the second stanza as if Jane is speaking from the other side.

 

We wish you all a blessed Monday and a magical new week.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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

 

Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge September 2018 – III (1): Morning Sun

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