Haiku: Evergreen

 

macro shot of hebe sapphire head with frost

 

sparkling with frost
your second flowering
hebe sapphire

© Xenia Tran

 

macro shot of hebe sapphire mid-section with frost

Hebe Sapphire is an evergreen that flowers in Spring and in Autumn.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4.5, 1/125 s, ISO 320 with DMW LC55 lens.

 

Carpe Diem’s Autumn Retreat 2018: Love Eternally

Cee’s Flower of the Day

 

Haiku: Blue Geranium

 

macro shot of a blue geranium in bud with raindrops

 

still they flower
shades of blue with purple veins
a gentle gaze

© Xenia Tran

 

macro shot of a blue geranium flower with raindrops

We wish you all a peaceful weekend.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4.5, 1/100 s, ISO 125 and f/4.5, 1/80 s, ISO 125 with DMW LC55 Lens.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #11: Small is Beautiful

 

Tan Renga: Temple Bells

 

purple heather and scabiosa in bloom among long grass and stones

 

a hoverfly
heather and scabiosa
in purple hues                                                          © Xenia Tran

the temple bell stops but I still hear
the sound coming out of the flowers                  © Matsuo Basho

 

close up shot of hoverfly on purple scabiosa flower

Wishing you all a very happy Friday and a wonderful weekend.
With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/800 s, ISO 160 and f/4, 1/500 s, ISO 100.

 

Kristjaan at Carpe Diem has invited us to create a hokku for this Tan Renga with the given second stanza lines by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694). A Tan Renga is a short chained poem written by two poets. It looks very similar to a Tanka, but a Tanka is written by one poet.

 

Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge September 2018 – III (5): The Temple Bell Stops

Paula’s Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in September Y3 (extractable)

 

Haiku: Marsh Thistle

 

close up of a purple marsh thistle with a backdrop of large green stems and leaves

 

marsh thistle
shades of purple, blue and pink
touch her wings

© Xenia Tran

 

macro shot of a purple marsh thistle

 

macro shot of a purple marsh thistle

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/640 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/1000 s, ISO 100.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #8: Colorful

 

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: 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

 

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