Wordless Wednesday: Into Peace

wooden bridge, shrine and blossom in a Japanese garden
a buddha statue on a plinth under a wooden roof of a garden shrine
two wooden bridges connecting an island to either side of the garden around the pond

Wishing you all a peaceful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

CFFC: Edges and Ledges

Silent Sunday: Culloden

a winding path between moorland and through a gap in the drystone wall at Culloden
a boggy path through Culloden Battlefield with melting ice
tall grasses waving in the breeze at Culloden Moor

On 16 April 1746, the Jacobite Rising came to a head at Culloden and the repercussions, especially on the Gaelic culture of the Highlands, were felt for many generations.

We visited Culloden at the beginning of February and even though the battle fought here happened a long time ago, you can still feel something in the air.

Over the coming weeks I will be sharing more photographs and a few poems I wrote while we were here.

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

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Long

Silent Sunday: A Serene View

Lochan Mor

a view of the northern shore of a frozen Lochan Mor with snow on the mountains
view of a frozen Lochan Mor and the southern shore

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: A View

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #179: Serene

Haiku: COP26

Cairngorms National Park

autumn in the Cairngorms with low cloud between the mountains

COP26…
small seeds are sown
to save the forests

© Xenia Tran

The Asahi Shimbun, 19 November 2021

We are deeply honoured and delighted that the above haiku has also been included in the World Haiku Series 2021, with a beautiful Japanese translation by Mr Hidenori Hiruta.

pine trees reflected in a lochan in autumn

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

CFFC: Reflections or Shadows

Silent Sunday: Safe Haven

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

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Sanctuary

Silent Sunday: A Postcard from the Country

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #159: Postcards

Silent Sunday: The Trees that Guide us

Loch Glendhu

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

Sunday Stills: Under and Over the Trees

Silent Sunday: Peaceful Pasture

a horse leaning over a fence to eat dandelions
three horses grazing in the glen

We are taking a short blogging break for some walking and hiking adventures and will be back on Sunday 13th June.

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/3.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 180 and f/3.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 125.

Silent Sunday

Word of the Day Challenge: Adventure

Silent Sunday: Winter Wetlands

partially frozen wetlands in winter
close up of frozen reeds and ice and flowing water

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX 60 HS, Settings: f/4.5 – 1/640 s – ISO 200, f/4.5 – 1/500 s – ISO 100 and f/5.6 – 1/125 s – ISO 200.

Silent Sunday

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #60

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Appealing

Silent Sunday: Alba

close up of autumn heather and lichen
view across the glen towards the Cairngorms in autumn

We wish you all a blessed Sunday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4 – 1/200 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/160 s – ISO 100.

Silent Sunday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #126: Alphabet Challenge – Letter A

Word of the Day Challenge: Legendary