Tanka: Beech Tree

 

close up of the base of a moss-covered tree trunk with autumn leaves and grass in the foreground

 

piling up
leaves spin and weave
warm blankets
coloured by sunlight
in the wild, October wind

© Xenia Tran

 

beech tree in Autumn colours, branches forming an arch over the woodland path

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/2.8, 1/160 s, ISO 160 and f/5, 1/50 s, ISO 320.

 

Carpe Diem Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Cee’s Flower of the Day: Maple Leaves

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #16: Big can be Beautiful too

 

Haiku: Orange Poppy

 

a single orange poppy flower in a field with long grass and wildflowers

 

all by herself
in this field of Summer
orange poppy

© Xenia Tran

 

close up of a single orange poppy flower in a field with long grass and wildflowers

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, f/6.5, 1/400 s, ISO 100 and f/6.5, 1/640 s, ISO 160.

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Field

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Rag Tag Daily Prompt #64: Novel

 

Haiku: Buttercup

macro image of a buttercup in sunlight

buttercup
wrapped around a glimpse
from heaven

© Xenia Tran

macro shot of the heart of a buttercup
macro shot of the stems at the heart of a buttercup

We wish you all a very happy Monday and a wonderful new week!

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/5, 1/2000 s, ISO 160 and f/5, 1/2000 s, ISO 100 with DMW-LC55 lens.

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Cee’s Flower of the Day

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Zing

Haiku: Raindrops Sparkle

 

macro image of raindrops on a flowering pink sweat pea

 

sweet pea
her fragrance sparkles
in the rain

© Xenia Tran

 

macro image of raindrops on a flowering white sweat pea

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/5.6, 1/320 s, ISO 100 and f/6.3, 1/500 s, ISO 100 with DMW-LC55 lens.

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Carpe Diem #1475: Raindrops Sparkle

Cee’s Flower of the Day

 

Haibun: Snapdragon Moon

macro shot of a raindrop hanging from pink and yellow snapdragon

The early morning drizzle is full of promise. Scorched fields of grass and droopy gardens sigh with relief when the promise turns to rain. After a heatwave and hose-ban to preserve diminishing pools of water flowers raise their heads in gratitude, singing full of colour.

snapdragon
from the edge of satin
her own moon

© Xenia Tran

macro shot of a raindrop hanging from pink and yellow snapdragon

It is such a treat to have some rain again.

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4, 1/1000 s, ISO 100 and f/4, 1/640 s, ISO 100 with DMW-LC55 lens.

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Cee’s Flower of the Day: Bearded Iris

Twiglet #84: Satin Edge

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Silent Sunday: Lilac Rose

 

macro shot of lilac rose with a rain drop and green leaf

 

macro shot of the centre of a lilac rose with a rain drop

Happy Sunday everyone!

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/5, 1/160 s, ISO 100 and f/5, 1/125 s, ISO 100 with DMW-LC55 lens.

 

Cee’s Flower of the Day: Bearded Iris

Jenn’s (Traveling at Wits End) Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

Silent Sunday

 

Haiku: Swimming

 

a female mallard duck swimming by flowering waterlilies

 

swimming
among the waterlilies
the kindest eyes

© Xenia Tran

 

waterlilies in full bloom on the loch

 

a female mallard duck swimming past waterlily pads

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6, 1/640 s, ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/500 s, ISO 100 and f/6.3, 1/400 s, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem #1454: Swimming (oyogi)

Cee’s Flower of the Day: Allium Bud

Rag Tag Daily Prompt #20: Check