Wordless Wednesday: Highland Heather

a clear mountain stream with heather and pine
purple heather in bloom with a golden fern

We are taking a short blogging break to make the most of the fine autumn weather and will be back next Wednesday.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/4 – 1/160 s – ISO 200, f/4 – 1/125 s – ISO 100 and f/5.6 – 1/250 s – ISO 160.

Wordless Wednesday

Jez Braithwaite’s Fan Of … #79

Cee’s Flower of the Day

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)