Haiku: Wandering Clouds

 

four male mallard ducks swimming through a pond

 

splash of water
clouds wandering
across the pond

© Xenia Tran

 

tree-lined pond with a bird hide across the water

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

 

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: The Light of the World

Twiglet #73: Splash of Water

Daily Prompt: Bestow

Daily Prompt Weekly Photo Challenge: Lines

 

Haiku: Every Feather

 

a duck 'photobombing' a swan in the centre of the image with a big smile

 

behind these eyes
curtains of light
in every feather

© Xenia Tran

 

a brown and white duck with dark green head smiling at the camera

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

 

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: The Light of the World

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Prolific

 

Haiku: The Day’s Light

 

beach at sunset with light reflected in tidal pool

 

the day’s light
leaving every colour
in our heart

© Xenia Tran

 

sunset over the Moray Firth with purples and orange colours reflected in the water

We wish you all a very happy Earth Day!

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: The Light of the World

Daily Prompt Weekly Photo Challenge: Rise/Set

Daily Prompt: Partake

 

Haiku: Spring Pond

 

swan gliding across a pond with spring buds in the foreground

 

spring pond
the sound of thoughts
flying away

© Xenia Tran

 

pond in spring with tree buds, green shoots and trees

 

swan prooning himself on a quiet pond in spring

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

 

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: The Light of the World

Daily Prompt: Authentic

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Prolific

 

 

Wordless Wednesday: Peaceful Morning

 

mute swan (cob) swimming in a natural pond

 

 

mute swan (cob) swimming along the opposite shore of a natural pond

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

 

Paula’s (Lost in Translation) Thursday Special: Zoom in, Zoom out

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening

Wordless Wednesday

 

Haiku: Sweet Starling

starling on the ledge of a wooden birdfeeder looking at the camera

sweet starling
how many hearts
fly with you

© Xenia Tran

starling eating peanuts from a birdfeeder

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

We are delighted that the above haiku and Floating Swan appear in EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2018 – Year of the Bird. A very big thank you to Jim Kacian and the Haiku Foundation for featuring my poems and putting this beautiful edition together.

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: Light of the World

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Prolific

Haiku: Floating Swan

swan (cob) floating on the river with dancing lights

awakening
this light of the world
floating swan

© Xenia Tran

swan paddling the river with his left leg and resting his right leg on his back

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

We are delighted that the above haiku and Sweet Starling, appear in EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2018 – Year of the Bird. A very big thank you to Jim Kacian and the Haiku Foundation for featuring my poems and putting this beautiful edition together.

Carpe Diem Spring Retreat 2018: The Light of the World

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening

Daily Prompt: Glimmer

Misty Morning on the River

 

swan (pen) on her nest in the mist on the river with cob guarding the nest from the water

 

red breasted merganser swimming through the mist on the river

 

swan cob guarding the pen and her nest in the river

We wish you all a peaceful and relaxing Sunday.

With love, Xenia xxx

 

Silent Sunday

Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Awakening

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Breathe