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.

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Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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Wordless Wednesday: Currants and Berries

close up of a ripening gooseberry in the evening sun
close up of ripening gooseberry in the evening sun

The clean air during the lockdown is helping the fruits in our garden grow better than ever.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday and may you stay safe and well,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Lumix Panasonic FZ200, Settings: f/3.5 – 1/2000 s – ISO 100 and f/3.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 100.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Golden

Haiku: Fruits of Love

 

red currant blossom in Spring with green leaves

 

planting seeds
tending with soil, water, light
first blossoms

© Xenia Tran

 

blossoms on blackcurrant changing to young fruit

 

raindrops a mirror
when blossoms turn to fruit
a pheasant sings

© Xenia Tran

 

close up of cluster of green blackcurrant turning to red

 

a change of colour
blackcurrant fragrance
fills our bowls

© Xenia Tran

 

close up of small ripe blackcurrant cluster

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/250 s, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/320 s, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/125 s, ISO125 and f/4, 1/80 s, ISO 100.

 

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