Tanka: Breath of Peace

a winding woodland trail between pine trees and douglas fir

a place to sit
beneath the trees
with deeper hues
autumn breathing in and out
this peace, this peace

© Xenia Tran

sculpted seats from remnants of trees in an autumn woodland

Wishing you all a peaceful Wednesday and Happy Thanksgiving to all our friends in the US tomorrow,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4 – 1/200 s – ISO 200, f/4 – 1/160 s – ISO 200 and f/3.4 – 1/320 s – ISO 400.

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Peace

Wordless Wednesday: Farm on the Hill

Three Aberdeen Angus grazing under a tree in autumn colours beside the Kyle
A young Aberdeen Angus bull in a field looking at the camera

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 – 1/640 – ISO 200, f/4.5 – 1/800 s – ISO 160 and f/5.6 – 1/100 s – ISO 500.

Wordless Wednesday

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Slope

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)

Silent Sunday: Forest Lake

Faskally Woods

a forest lake surrounded by trees with fading leaves
view from the bridge of Loch Dunmore in autumn light

Wishing you all a blessed 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, f/4 – 1/400 s – ISO 200 and f/4 – 1/500 s – ISO 200.

Silent Sunday

Becca’s Sunday Trees

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #67: Layered

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

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

Tanka: Into the World

newly hatched
brimming with a lust for life
a cygnet
swimming beside his father
spring’s first hello

© Xenia Tran

at home
in the water, on land
a cygnet grows
strong wings, white feathers
autumn’s first farewell

© Xenia Tran

The most spirited and independent of the seven cygnets has flown the nest and we wish him well on his new journey.

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/4.5, 1/1000 s, ISO 160; f/5.6, 1/800 s, ISO 100; f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 320; f/5.6, 1/400 s, ISO 100; f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 125 and f/6.3, 1/160 s, ISO 400.

Carpe Diem #1556: Fleeting Autumn (yuki aki)

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Things with Wings