Silent Sunday: Time to Rest

red shank roosting in the shallows
red shank roosting in the shallows

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

Word of the Day Challenge: Resting

Silent Sunday: Crystal Leaves and Berries

wild berries, leaves and stalks covered in hoar frost
close up of wild berries and leaves covered in hoar frost

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 #181: Double Dipping

Cee’s Flower of the Day

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

Silent Sunday: Joining the Conversation

close up of a six-month old cygnet preening on the river
six cygnets looking towards their mother swan on the river

Wishing you all blessed Sunday and a peaceful new week,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

Silent Sunday: River Swans and Cygnets

swan parents and their cygnets feeding in the river
a swan parent with six cygnets in the shallows of the river
a swan parent and seven of his cygnets feeding in  the shallows of a tidal river

The swan family enjoy feeding on the plants in the river at high tide. The cygnets are now six months old and even the late developing cygnet is showing her first white feathers.

They’ve come a long way since their Welcome to the World.

The parents still seem content to have the cygnets around and they may not fledge until the new year.

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 Colour Challenge: Winter’s Day

Word of the Day Challenge: Content

Silent Sunday: Forks in the Road

barricades with sand bags blocking the coastal path beside a wild sea
big waves on the Moray Firth seen from the shore

These images were taken a day after Storm Arwen when some of the roads and paths were still closed for safety reasons.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our friends further east and everyone else who has been affected.

Wishing you a peaceful Sunday and may you all stay safe,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

Weekend Prompts Weekend Challenge: Fork in the Road

Word of the Day Challenge: Naturally

Silent Sunday: Celebrating the Surf

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 #175: Follow Your Bliss

Word of the Day Challenge: Celebrate

Silent Sunday: Fountain of Memories

Tweedmouth Memorial Fountain

detail of angel's head and inscription on Tweedmouth memorial fountain
Tweedmouth Memorial Fountain in early autumn

Wishing you all a blessed Sunday and peaceful week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #174: Shapes and Designs

Silent Sunday: Quiet Spaces

a small waterfall flowing into a natural pond with floating autumn leaves
a red fly agaric mushroom growing between stones and moss in the forest

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

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #172: A Day of my Week

Silent Sunday: Shapes in Flowing Water

close up of a small waterfall shot with a slow shutter speed and flipped to portrait
close up of a small waterfall shot with a slow shutter speed

When I slow down the shutter speed the most amazing shapes show themselves in the water.

The second image was taken in landscape mode and looked even more magical when I rotated it to portrait.

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

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Discovery

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #171: Weird and Wonderful