Silent Sunday: When Ducks Smile

three female mallard ducks in the river
female mallard ducks leaping and diving in the river

These mallard ducks seemed to enjoy themselves, splashing in the tidal flows of the river.

Wishing you all a very happy Sunday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.5 – 1/200 s – ISO 200 and f/6.3 – 1/200 s – ISO 200.

Silent Sunday

Haiku: Enchanted Forest

Faskally Wood

a full moon art work suspended in Faskally Wood

autumn festival
the full moon
a special guest

© Xenia Tran

a full moon art work suspended in Faskally Wood

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6 – 1/100 s – ISO 250, f/5 – 1/60 s – ISO 160 and f/5 – 1/60 s – ISO 200.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #107: Fall Foliage

Sunday Stills: All Lined Up

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles, Curves and Arches

Haiku: Raven’s Call

Loch Dunmore

a mature raven high up on a tree branch

holy waters
between russets and gold
a raven’s call

© Xenia Tran

close up shot of a mature raven high up on a tree branch

We’re delighted that this haiku is featured in Haiku Dialogue: Poet’s Choice, wine, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 2 October 2019. A very big thank you to Kathy Munro for putting this edition together.

Wishing you all a beautiful Sunday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4 – 1/250 s – ISO 200 and f/6.3 – 1/60 s – ISO 800.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #107: Fall Foliage

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #66: Filling the Frame

Becca’s Sunday Trees

Wordless Wednesday: Changing Seasons

trees and reeds around a lake with first glimpse of autumn colours
trooping funnel mushroom surrounded by shamrock in forest

Thank you for all your good wishes before we went on our break! It’s lovely to be back and to see the changing colours around us.

Wishing you all a magical Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/160 s – ISO 100, f/2.8 – 1/100 s – ISO 100 and f/2.8 – 1/125 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Changing Seasons

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #65: Pick a Place

Haiku: Mountain Stream

close up shot of water tumbling down between stones

always near
the spirits of loved ones
heaven’s river

© Xenia Tran

multiple waterfalls in a fast flowing mountain stream

We’re delighted that this haiku is featured in Haiku Dialogue: Poet’s Choice, cemetery, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 25 September 2019. A very big thank you to Kathy Munro for putting this edition together.

We’re taking a short blogging break to make the most of the fine weather and will be back next Wednesday.

Wishing you all a wonderful week,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5 – 1/2000 s – ISO 160 and f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 160.

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Stone

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Stacked

Haiku: Time to Paint

Peacock Butterfly

a macro shot of a peacock butterfly on purple lilac

ready to paint
september’s butterflies
in the garden

© Xenia Tran

macro shot of a peacock butterfly feeding on a magenta Duddleia

We’re delighted that this haiku is featured in Haiku Dialogue: Poet’s Choice, artist studio, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 18 September 2019. A very big thank you to Kathy Munro for putting this edition together.

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4 – 1/400 s – ISO 100, f/4 – 1/500 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

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Paula’s Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in September (Yr 4) – Fluttering

Word of the Day Challenge: Love

Silent Sunday: Magic Forest

woodland pond with trees reflected in the water
rhododendron and trees mirrored in a still woodland pond
a rhododendron and ferns lit up by the sun in the forest

Wishing you all a blessed and magical Sunday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5 – 1/125 s – ISO 640, f/5.6 – 1/80 s – ISO 200, f/5.6 – 1/60 s – ISO 200 and f/5.6 – 1/100 s – ISO 200.

Silent Sunday

Becca’s Sunday Trees

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #63: Magical