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

Wordless Wednesday: Pearls of Frost

Clematis

macro shot of a frozen clematis seed head
close up of two clematis seed heads with frost melting in the sun

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: January Close-Up or Macro

Wordless Wednesday: Lanterns in the Rain

close up of a two-tone fuchsia with raindrops
close up of four two-tone fuchsia flowers with raindrops

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

Wordless Wednesday: Dancing in the Wind

macro shot of a yellow gerbera daisy in the wind
close up of a yellow gerbera daisy in the wind

A late gerbera daisy appearing in the garden who looks as if she is dancing in the wind.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Thank you Cee for honouring us with this post as a CFFC Featured Blogger!

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Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Flower of the Day

CFFC: All One Colour

CMMC: December Close-Up or Macro

Wordless Wednesday: Oriental Poppy

Papaver Orientale ‘Avebury Crimson’

oriental red poppy against a white wall
oriental red poppy against a white wall

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

Haiku: Crabapples

close up of crab apples with yellowing leaves

crabapples
rinsed by rain she gathers
the windfall

© Xenia Tran

a crab apple tree heavy with fruit

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Crab Apples was first published in The Asahi Shimbun, 5 November 2021. A warm thank you to David McMurray for including my poem and putting this beautiful edition together.

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Forty Shades of Red

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Wordless Wednesday: Purple in the Rain

macro shot of a purple clematis flower with raindrops
macro shot of a purple clematis flower with raindrops

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Thank you Cee for honouring us with this post as a CMMC Featured Blogger!

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Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Flower of the Day

CMMC: Close-Up or Macro

Wordless Wednesday: Leopard Plant

Liguria Dentata Britt-Marie Crawford

leopard plant in bloom by a pond
close up of a leopard plant in bloom with a bee feeding

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

Wordless Wednesday: Montbretia

Crocosmia Lucifer

close up of open crocosmia lucifer flowers
macro shot of crocosmia lucifer buds

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

CFFC: Curvy or Arches

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Wordless Wednesday: Garden Gold

Corn Marigold (Glebionis Segetum)

macro shot of a leafcutter bee on corn marigold
macro shot of a leafcutter bee on corn marigold
macro shot of a leafcutter bee on corn marigold

I am deeply honoured to share Haiku and Photo Haiku as part of the World Haiku Series 2020, in respect of the 326th anniversary of Matsuo Bashõ’s passing and in respect of all the souls who lost their lives to COVID-19. A warm-hearted thank you to Mr Hidenori Hiruta for his beautiful Japanese translations and for creating this wonderful series.

The haiku and photo haiku I offered were all created during the pandemic. Please visit Akita International Haiku Network for the full post.

We are now taking a short blogging break and will be back on Sunday 3 October 2021.

Wishing you all a sparkling Wednesday and a great week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Sunday Stills: All That Is Gold

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Word of the Day Challenge: Sparkling