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: 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: Textures of Autumn

The Hermitage

close up of one side of an old packhorse bridge in autumn
an old packhorse bridge spanning a river in the heart of an autumnal forest

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Autumn

CFFC: Texture

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

Silent Sunday: Mother Earth

ancient pine forest with part of a russet-coloured fallen tree in the foreground
macro shot of lichen on bark

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Mother

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth Story

Silent Sunday: A Serene View

Lochan Mor

a view of the northern shore of a frozen Lochan Mor with snow on the mountains
view of a frozen Lochan Mor and the southern shore

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: A View

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #179: Serene

Wordless Wednesday: Magic in the Forest

close up of lichen on the trunk of ancient pine
the sky and trees reflected in a thin layer of ice on the loch

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #178: You Choose

Silent Sunday: Glorious Green

Lochan Uaine

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

Sunday Stills: Ageless and Evergreen

Wordless Wednesday: Water of Life

Wishing you all a blessed Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Water Found in Nature

Haiku: Wonderful World

grandpa’s lazybed
his potatoes still grow
in the corner

© Xenia Tran

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

We are deeply honoured and delighted that the above haiku has also been included in the World Haiku Series 2021, with a beautiful Japanese translation by Mr Hidenori Hiruta.

settling down
three generations
of oxen

© Xenia Tran

The Asahi Shimbun, 5 February 2021

ascending moon
we graft the roots
of our evergreen

© Xenia Tran

The Asahi Shimbun, 19 March 2021

such beauty
following a butterfly
who knows the way

© Xenia Tran

Sharing Our Horizon

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