Wordless Wednesday: Forest Lace

macro capture of bearded lichen and monkshood lichen growing on a dead branch
macro capture of monk's hood and beard lichen

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

CMMC: December Close Up or Macro

Haiku: Milestone

a triangle carved in stone with an arrow and the words 'where are we really going? Always Home'

autumn moon
my first sixty years
of wandering

© Xenia Tran

haikuKATHA, Issue 13, November 2022

a pond surrounded by reeds with a pine forest and mountain in the background

I wrote this poem just after my 60th birthday (end of September) and am delighted it was published yesterday in haikuKATHA. Warm thanks to the editorial team and congratulations to all the other poets featured in this issue.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday and to our friends in the US, a happy Thanksgiving too.

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #226: Textures

CMMC: November Alphabet – T in the Middle or at the End of a Word

Haiku: Kindness

close up of a red postbox in front of a wooden building

bumpy road
a postman helps inflate
the tyres

© Xenia Tran

Under the Basho, 16 November 2022

sun breaking through clouds above autumnal mountains

With warm-hearted thanks to the kind postman in Cannich who helped us continue on our journey.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

CMMC: Pick a Topic from my Photo (buildings, houses, trees)

Haiku: Meet and Part

a small burn flowing through the forest

forest trail
a frog meets and parts
with its shadow

© Xenia Tran

haikuKATHA, Issue 11, September 2022

an upturned tree stump on the banks of a burn

The above haiku is a variation on Trust, as the frog’s movements reminded me of a moment when Eivor and Pearl were meeting and parting with their shadows on a forest trail two years ago.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Sunday Stills: Life is Made Up of Fleeting Moments

CMMC: October Pick a Topic from My Photo (Path, Grass, Shadow)

Wordless Wednesday: Marvellous Mosses

close up of sphagnum moss growing on a tree stump
macro shot of moss growing on top of a dead branch

We are taking a short blogging break to enjoy the fine weather and will be back on Wednesday 21 September 2022.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday and a blessed week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Weekly Prompts Weekly Colour Challenge: Greenish

CMMC: September Close-Up or Macro

Wordless Wednesday: Feeding the Bees

close up of a bumble bee feeding on purple toadflax
macro shot of a bumble bee feeding on purple toadflax

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Flower of the Day

CMMC: July Close Up or Macro

Wordless Wednesday: Orange Gerbera Daisy

close up of an orange gerbera daisy unfurling
close up of an orange gerbera daisy in bloom

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Flower of the Day

CMMC: Flowers or Leaves

Wordless Wednesday: Rainbow Tulips

close up of rainbow tulips in a vase
close up of rainbow tulips in a vase

Wishing you all a peaceful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Flower of the Day

CMMC: June Close-up or Macro

Wordless Wednesday: Apple Blossom

close up of apple blossom
macro shot of apple blossom

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Flower of the Day

CMMC: May Close up or Macro

Wordless Wednesday: Spring Flowers

macro of a doronicum little leo bud

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Flower of the Day

CMMC: April Colors – Yellow or Purple