Haiku: Forest Flavours

close up shot of beech nuts and gold and brown leaves

beech nuts
a taste of the forest
in my hand

© Xenia Tran

macro shot of a wide open empty beech nut husk

We’re delighted that this haiku is featured in Haiku Dialogue: Poet’s Choice – taste & intro to social issues, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 6 November 2019. A very big thank you to Kathy Munro and Lori Zajkowski for putting this edition together.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4 – 1/200 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/500 s – ISO 100.

Sunshine’s Macro Monday

Cee’s Flower of the Day (Autumn Leaves)

Haiku: Emanating Rays

golden sunrise over the Kyle and mountains

sunrise
gliding into
the river

© Xenia Tran

golden sunrise over the Kyle and mountains

We’re delighted that this haiku is featured in Haiku Dialogue: Poet’s Choice, brevity, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 7 August 2019. A very big thank you to Craig Kittner for putting this edition together.

Wishing you all a very happy Sunday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4 – 1/1250 s – ISO 160, f/8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100 and f/8 – 1/2500 s – ISO 100.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #69: Seeing Double

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Open Topic

Word of the Day Challenge: Rhapsody

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

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

Haibun: Autumn Equinox

a male swan and his cygnet in the pond

We’re enjoying an Indian Summer. Here and there some leaves are changing colour, a few float along the stream into the pond. The only cygnet that remains is showing his first white feathers. His parents have changed their plumage too. The sun travels lower through the sky, wrapping our world in warmest light.

one last wave
before the muddy roads
autumn equinox

© Xenia Tran

swan parents in new plumage on either side of their growing cygnet

Wishing you all a beautiful Sunday and a happy September Equinox tomorrow.

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5 – 1/30 s – ISO 200, f/4 – 1/250 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/400 s – ISO 200.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #105: September Equinox

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

Sunday Stills: Signs of Autumn

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.

Sunday Stills: Favorite Sport or Hobby

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

Word of the Day Challenge: Love