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Tanka: Silver and Gold

 

 

a female goosander swimming against the flow in a tidal river

 

painted
by the sun, moon and stars
a goosander
swimming against the tide
her home, the river

© Xenia Tran

 

a female goosander standing in the shallows of a tidal river

We wish you all a very happy Friday and a wonderful weekend!

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.3, 1/320 s, ISO 250 and f/6.5, 1/320 s, ISO 250.

 

Carpe Diem #1476: Silver Park

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Gold

 

Haiku: Harbour

 

a swan glides pas a pontoon and boats (seen only in water reflections) in the harbour

 

fisherman’s boat
a swan glides by to see
the harbour

© Xenia Tran

 

 

a swan leans over to inspect inside a small fishing boat in the harbour

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6, 1/200 s, ISO 100 and f/5.6, 1/160 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem #1478: Harbor

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Week 2 (Animal, Blue, Black, Orange, Water)

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Welcome

 

Haiku: Raindrops Sparkle

 

macro image of raindrops on a flowering pink sweat pea

 

sweet pea
her fragrance sparkles
in the rain

© Xenia Tran

 

macro image of raindrops on a flowering white sweat pea

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/5.6, 1/320 s, ISO 100 and f/6.3, 1/500 s, ISO 100 with DMW-LC55 lens.

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Carpe Diem #1475: Raindrops Sparkle

Cee’s Flower of the Day

 

Haiku: New Life

 

a tree stump in a forest covered in moss with grass and ferns

 

deep inside
around a fallen tree
new life finds a way

© Xenia Tran

 

close up of a tree stump in a forest covered in moss with grass and ferns

We wish you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week!

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2, 1/200 s, ISO 100 and f/3.2, 1/160 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Rag Tag Daily Prompt #46: Open

 

Silent Sunday: Ruffled Feathers

 

a male swan (cob) chasing an intruder swan out of the river

 

a male swan (cob) chasing an intruder swan out of the river

 

a male swan (cob) chasing an intruder swan out of the river

Our local cob had to escort an intruder swan away from the nest and out of the river – his pen and cygnets were all safe further downstream.

All is quiet again and we wish you a peaceful Sunday.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Paula’s Thursday Special: Pick a Word in July (Y3) – Feathers and Splash

Rag Tag Daily Prompt #45: Kerfuffle

 

Haibun: Snapdragon Moon

 

macro shot of a raindrop hanging from pink and yellow snapdragon

 

The early morning drizzle is full of promise. Scorched fields of grass and droopy gardens sigh with relief when the promise turns to rain. After a heatwave and hose-ban to preserve diminishing pools of water flowers raise their heads in gratitude, singing full of colour.

snapdragon
from the edge of satin
her own moon

© Xenia Tran

 

macro shot of a raindrop hanging from pink and yellow snapdragon

It is such a treat to have some rain again.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4, 1/1000 s, ISO 100 and f/4, 1/640 s, ISO 100 with DMW-LC55 lens.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Treat

Cee’s Flower of the Day: Bearded Iris

Twiglet #84: Satin Edge

 

Tanka: Embrace

Cairngorms National Park

 

west side of Lochan Mor, trees in full leaf and reeds waving in the breeze

 

embraced by reeds
a breeze ripples the water
in this heatwave
a shaded rock offers a seat
covered in grateful glances

© Xenia Tran

 

Lochan Mor with reeds in the foreground and lush green birch and pine-clad hills across the water

We wish you all a very happy Saturday and a wonderful weekend!

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6, 1/200 s, ISO 250 and f/4.5, 1/100 s, ISO 100.

 

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Heat

Carpe Diem #1467: Bench in the Park

Rag Tag Daily Prompt #37: Embrace