Haiku: Wonderful World

grandpa’s lazybed
his potatoes still grow
in the corner

© Xenia Tran

(Autumn Moon Haiku Journal 4:2, Spring/Summer 2021)

settling down
three generations
of oxen

© Xenia Tran

(Asahi Haikuist Network, The Asahi Shimbun, 5 February 2021)

ascending moon
we graft the roots
of our evergreen

© Xenia Tran

(Asahi Haikuist Network, The Asahi Shimbun, 19 March 2021)

such beauty
following a butterfly
who knows the way

© Xenia Tran

(Sharing Our Horizon, A Journey Through the Scottish Highlands
with Two Adopted Whippets by Xenia Tran)

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

A warm-hearted thank you to the editors of the Autumn Moon Haiku Journal and The Asahi Shimbun for featuring my haiku and putting these beautiful publications together.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #153: It’s a Wonderful World

Word of the Day Challenge: Treasure

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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Wordless Wednesday: Painted Lady Butterfly II

macro shot of a painted lady butterfly feeding on purple buddleia
macro shot of a painted lady butterfly feeding on purple buddleia

Even though the flowers are beginning to fade we’re still enjoying peacock, admiral and painted lady butterflies on the Buddleia. The painted ladies seem to be most at ease around our paparazzi and you can see more images in an earlier post here.

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 – 1/1000 s – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

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Your Daily Word Prompt: Exquisite

Wordless Wednesday: Painted Lady Butterfly

a painted lady butterfly on top of lilac blossom
macro shot of a painted lady butterfly on top of lilac blossom
macro shot of a painted lady butterfly on top of lilac blossom

In case you missed them, Karina shared two beautiful photographs of a Common Blue butterfly in Ireland and Dwight shared images of some wonderful flowers, bees and a variety of butterflies in North Carolina.

It is lovely to see that they, like us here in the Highlands, are seeing more butterflies this year than last year. You can see more images from the butterflies in our garden here.

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 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100, f/4 – 1/640 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/500 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Your Daily Word Prompt: Sublimity

Wordless Wednesday: Butterfly Meditation

macro shot of a peacock butterfly opening her wings on a tree stump
macro shot of a peacock butterfly opening her wings on a tree stump
macro shot of a peacock butterfly with wings fully open on a tree stump

We’re taking a short blogging break over the Easter Holidays and wish you a very Happy Easter, if you’re celebrating, and a wonderful weekend!

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

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