Wordless Wednesday: Heavenly Scent

White Lilac

close up of white lilac blooms and buds
close up of white lilac blooms and buds

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/1.8 – 1/3200 s – ISO 100 and f/1.8 – 1/4000 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Flowers

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Wordless Wednesday: Lily of the Valley

lily of the valley
lily of the valley in bloom

Wishing you all a peaceful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/1.8 – 1/320 s – ISO 100, f/4.5 – 1/80 s – ISO 100 and f/1.8 – 1/250 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Haibun: Pure Heart

a small cluster of Ornithogalum flowers

Between grass and fading shepherd’s purse a small cluster of Ornithogalum appeared, also known as Star of Bethlehem. This symbolic flower stands for hope, trust, honesty, solidarity and compassion.

Our thoughts are with our friends in Palestine and Israel and we hope a peaceful way forward can be found for the highest good of all.

from the shadows
a trail of stars
on earth

© Xenia Tran

Ornithogalum flower in bloom

Wishing you all a blessed Sunday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/6.3 – 1/1250 s – ISO 250, f/8 – 1250 s – ISO 500 and f/8 – 1/1250 s – ISO 360.

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Wordless Wednesday: May You Blossom

close up of apple blossom in spring sunshine
close up of a single flowering apple blossom in spring sunshine

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/2.5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Haiku: Seeds of Peace

periwinkle among green leaves and snapdragon buds

laurel leaf
the seeds of peace
she planted

© Xenia Tran

a bluebell bud appearing between lily of the valley

snowmelt
remembering her life
anew

© Xenia Tran

a sun-lit periwinkle flowering among spring leaves

Wishing you all a blessed Sunday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/1.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 400, f/1.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 450, f/1.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 800 and f/1.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 125.

The above haiku were first published in EarthRise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2021 – Entering the Earth as part of a four-haiku sequence, dedicated to the memory of Rachel Corrie (1979-2003), who was killed by an Israeli army bulldozer while she was peacefully protesting against the demolition of the home of a Palestinian family.

You can download a free pdf file of the full publication here. A warm thank you to Jim Kacian and The Haiku Foundation for putting this edition together.

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Wordless Wednesday: Spring Rain

close up of a red tulip with raindrops
a red tulip with raindrops surrounded by lily of the valley

Wishing you all a refreshing Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 3600, f/5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 2500 and f/5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 4000.

Wordless Wednesday

Word of the Day Challenge: Fresh

Cee’s Flower of the Day: Tulips

Silent Sunday: Magic in the Detail

macro shot of hydrangea lace with raindrops
close up of hydrangea lace resting on leaves and moss
macro shot of hydrangea lace with raindrops
macro shot of hydrangea lace with raindrops

Wishing you all a blessed Sunday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/5.6 – 1/125 s – ISO 320, f/1.8 – 1/4000 s – ISO 640, f/1.8 – 1/1600 s – ISO 220, f/3.5 – 1/80 s – ISO 100 and f/3.5 – 1/100 s – ISO 100.

Silent Sunday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #146: Focusing on the Details

Silent Sunday: Ageing Gracefully

a red tulip fading into pinks and white
two red tulips fading into pinks and white

The cold nights are helping the early tulips stay a little longer with us than normal and share a beauty at this stage of their cycle we rarely get to see.

Wishing you all a blessed Sunday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/4 – 1/2000 s – ISO 200 and f/4 – 1/2000 s – ISO 180.

Silent Sunday

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Silent Sunday: The Colour of Peace

blue and yellow pansies in the sun
grape hyacinth emerging between daffodil stems

Wishing you all a blessed Sunday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/6.3 – 1/160 s – ISO 100, f/6.3 – 1/640 s – ISO 100 and f/6.3 – 1/250 s – ISO 100.

Silent Sunday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #143: Colorful April

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Wordless Wednesday: A Touch of Pink

Flowering Currant (Ribes Sanguineum)

macro shot of a pale pink flowering currant starting to bloom
macro shot of pale pink flowering currant in the evening sun

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/3.5 – 1/250 s – ISO 100, f/3.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100 and f/3.5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Flower of the Day