Tanka: Hoarfrost

macro shot of a curled brown autumn leaf covered in ice crystals

brown leaves
sparkling with frost
a robin calls
his song becomes the star
my compass for the day

© Xenia Tran

macro shot of brown and green leaves covered in hoarfrost

Wishing you all a peaceful Sunday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5 – 1/80 s – ISO 200, f/4 – 1/60 s – ISO 200 and f/3.2 – 1/100 s – ISO 125.

Carpe Diem #1785: Hoarfrost

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #73: Cold

Cee’s Flower of the Day (Autumn Leaves)

Wordless Wednesday: Bellflower Crystals

macro shot of frost covered bellflower leaves and buds
macro shot of a cluster of frozen bellflower buds and leaves

Wishing you all a sparkling Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4 – 1/100 s – ISO 100, f/4 – 1/125 s – ISO 125 and f/4 – 1/125 s – ISO 160.

Wordless Wednesday

Sunshine’s Macro Monday #18

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Haiku: Forest Flavours

close up shot of beech nuts and gold and brown leaves

beech nuts
a taste of the forest
in my hand

© Xenia Tran

macro shot of a wide open empty beech nut husk

We’re delighted that this haiku is featured in Haiku Dialogue: Poet’s Choice – taste & intro to social issues, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 6 November 2019. A very big thank you to Kathy Munro and Lori Zajkowski for putting this edition together.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4 – 1/200 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/500 s – ISO 100.

Sunshine’s Macro Monday

Cee’s Flower of the Day (Autumn Leaves)

Wordless Wednesday: Raindrop Rose

macro shot of a red rose covered in raindrops
macro shot of a red rose covered in raindrops

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4 – 1/80 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/125 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Sunshine’s Macro Monday

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fuzzy Blue

Ceanothus

macro shot of blue ceanothus flowers
macro shot of blue ceanothus flowers

Some flowering ceanothus from earlier this Summer.

Wishing you all a wonderful Tuesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.5 – 1/800 s – ISO 100, f/3.5 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/800 s – ISO 100.

Sunshine’s Macro Monday

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fuzzy

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Silent Sunday: Waterlilies

close up shot of waterlily leaves unfurling in the rain
two waterlily buds opening with raindrops on the petals and leaves
a waterlily blooming on the pond in the rain

Wishing you all a blessed Sunday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.5 – 1/400 s – ISO 200, f/6.5 – 1/200 s – ISO 200, f/6.5 – 1/640 s – ISO 200 and f/6.5 – 1/ 320 s – ISO 200.

Silent Sunday

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Texture

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Your Daily Word Prompt: Sporadic

Wordless Wednesday: Painted Lady Butterfly

a painted lady butterfly on top of lilac blossom
macro shot of a painted lady butterfly on top of lilac blossom
macro shot of a painted lady butterfly on top of lilac blossom

In case you missed them, Karina shared two beautiful photographs of a Common Blue butterfly in Ireland and Dwight shared images of some wonderful flowers, bees and a variety of butterflies in North Carolina.

It is lovely to see that they, like us here in the Highlands, are seeing more butterflies this year than last year. You can see more images from the butterflies in our garden here.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 100, f/4 – 1/640 s – ISO 100 and f/4 – 1/500 s – ISO 100.

Wordless Wednesday

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Your Daily Word Prompt: Sublimity