Haibun: Treasures in a Bucket

macro shot of sleet landing in rain water inside a bucket, creating mesmerising shapes
macro shot of sleet falling in a bucket of water

While I am feeding the birds sleet begins to fall and the wind picks up. The sleet is heavy and slightly slanted, creating wonderful patterns in the water in one of the buckets I use to catch the rain.

fleeting snow
the Buddha and angels show us
they’re always here

Β© Xenia Tran

macro shot of sleet and raindrops hitting the water in a bucket

Brian at the Rag Tag Daily Prompt invites us to share examples of Pareidolia.

Pareidolia is the perception of an object, a pattern or meaning seen by the observer, such as seeing shapes in clouds or seeing faces in inanimate objects or assigning human characteristics to objects.

Tina at Lens-Artists is looking for treasures (with a bonus point if you include a bucket) and Merril at dVerse Poets is inviting us to write about impermanence.

Wishing you all a magical Thursday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5 – 1/13 s – ISO 200 and f/3.5 – 1/10 s – ISO 200.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #85: Treasure Hunt

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Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Pareidolia

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.

45 thoughts on “Haibun: Treasures in a Bucket”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy, I was so happy that the camera could capture it when I slowed down the shutter speed πŸ˜€πŸ’œ A terrific Thursday to you too from all of us here πŸ€—πŸ’–πŸ• xxx

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Brian and for hosting this lovely prompt. It was perfect timing as I’d only just processed the images πŸ™‚

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  1. Here in the US we call this making lemonade out of lemons Xenia. Rainy sleet is not something that most of us would find beautiful but you made it magical. Your eyes see things other walk past without a thought. Very special.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Tina. I was mesmerised by what I saw and so glad the camera was able to capture it too πŸ’œ xxx

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