Wordless Wednesday: Pink Blooms

Rock Peony

large pink and magenta blooms on a shrub
shrub with large pink and magenta flowers

If anyone knows the name of these flowers I would love to hear! The blooms are the size of large oriental poppies and grow on a shrub with small green leaves.

UPDATE: Thanks to Cathy, Cee and Eliza we have discovered it is a Rock Peony.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Wordless Wednesday: Crab Apple Blossom

close up of crab apple blossom in the rain
crab apple blossom in the rain

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Wordless Wednesday: Apple Blossom

close up of apple blossom
macro shot of apple blossom

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Flower of the Day

CMMC: May Close up or Macro

Haiku: Here – the Silenced

Mixed Clans headstones with flowers at Culloden Battlefield

here – the silenced
still speak
war graves

© Xenia Tran

The Asahi Shimbun, 29 April 2022

close up of wreaths laid at Culloden Cairn on the 276th anniversary of the battle

Some of the wreaths and flowers from the 276th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden, which took place on 16 April 1746.

Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #197: Rule of Thirds

Wordless Wednesday: Colour-Crochet

close up of a crochet flower in white

Local grandmother Caroline Mackay took up crochet as a form of rehabilitation (after suffering a stroke) and has adorned post boxes around town to spread some cheer this Easter.

Some of you may remember last year’s Festive Sparkle post, featuring her Christmas decorations.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #195: Colorful Expressions

Wordless Wednesday: Spring Flowers

macro of a doronicum little leo bud

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Flower of the Day

CMMC: April Colors – Yellow or Purple

Wordless Wednesday: Catkins

close up of fading catkins by an old cottage wall
macro shot of the yellow pollen on a catkin

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Residue

CMMC: April Close Up or Macro

Silent Sunday: Flowering Currant

Ribes Sanguineum

close up of a flowering currant with a few buds still closed
macro shot of flowering currant blooms with dew drops

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

Cee’s Flower of the Day

CMMC: Spring or Autumn Season

Silent Sunday: Spring Curves

close up of two daffodils, moving in the wind
close up of a ladybird in lavender leaves

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #191: Curves

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Wordless Wednesday: In Light of Love

close up of a flower vase with decorative buds and leaves
a red tulip opening with more tulips in the blurred background

Wishing you all a peaceful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Flower of the Day