Wordless Wednesday: Truly Tranquil

a pair of mallard ducks on a bare branch overhanging the pond
a female mallard duck on an overhanging branch above the water
a woodland pond surrounded by leafless trees

We are honoured and delighted that two new haiku in Dutch as well as a Dutch interpretation of Little Blue Flower have been included in the anthology Aan het Woord 2020 – de geur van geluid, edited by Ferre Denis, Maria de Bie and Nol Hovens, published by Haiku Kring Nederland and Haiku-centrum Vlaanderen. A big thank you to the editors for including my poems and creating this beautiful anthology.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday and Happy Thanksgiving to our friends across the water,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6 – 1/160 s – ISO 800, f/5.6 – 1/125 s – ISO 800 and f/4 – 1/160 s – ISO 200.

Wordless Wednesday

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #85

Your Daily Word Prompt: Tranquil

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.

35 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Truly Tranquil”

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Cathy πŸ’›πŸ¦† A wonderful Wednesday to you too from all of us here πŸ€—πŸ§‘πŸ• xxx

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  1. I’ve been watching a 3 part documentary about three main ecosystems in far northern Scandinavia. It’s beautiful but everything boils down to eating, competing for the right to procreate, and trying not to die. I’ve learned a lot. Most males work really really really hard to have the chance to mate with a female and once they’ve WON that privilege the act is done in a matter of seconds. Somehow it reminded me of my mom’s dating advice. “Play hard to get.” πŸ™‚

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    1. Haha, thank you dear Martha πŸ€— Most of the birds around here mate for life and it’s lovely to see how they share the roles caring for their offspring πŸ§‘πŸ¦† xxx

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  2. That one duck standing on his orange feet looks like he is smiling. Actually if it is a mallard it’s the female so she looks like she is smiling. Thank you for these photos of tranquility and congratulations on your publication in Dutch.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words dear Anne, the female mallard had a lovely smile πŸ˜ŠπŸ¦† xxx


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