Haiku: Autumn Air

 

a stream flowing through the glen below pine trees, heather and ferns

 

green to gold
in a world of treasures
autumn air

© Xenia Tran

 

close up shot of golden ferns with a shimmer of green still showing

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2, 1/125 s, ISO 100 and f/3.2, 1/60 s, ISO 125.

 

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Fall

 

Haiku: Clouds and Waves

 

View across Moray Firth from the pine-clad shore

 

returning
the spirit inside, between clouds
waves of laughter

© Xenia Tran

 

close up of waves rolling towards the shore

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr..

Settings: f/5, 1/1000 s, ISO 160 and f/3.5, 1/2000, ISO 100.

 

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #49: Clouds and Waves by Rabindranath Tagore

 

Wordless Wednesday: As the Tide Rolls in

 

adult and young oystercatchers on shingle

 

young oystercatchers taking flight as the tide covers the shingle

 

young oystercatchers flying above the waves

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.5, 1/320 s, ISO 125, f/5.6, 1/320 s, ISO 125 and f/5.6, 1/400 s, ISO 100.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #9: Action

Wordless Wednesday

 

Tan Renga: Morning Sun

 

macro shot of raindrops on curved leaves

 

morning sun
the twinkle of stars
still in the dew                                         © Jane Reichhold

jewels on stems, leaves
see how far I’ve travelled                      © Xenia Tran

 

macro shot of rain drops on a stem and curled, thin leaves

Kristjaan at Carpe Diem has invited us to create a Tan Renga with the given haiku by Jane Reichhold (1937-2016). 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.

I created the second stanza as if Jane is speaking from the other side.

 

We wish you all a blessed Monday and a magical new week.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/3.2, 1/100 s, ISO 100 with DMW-LC55 Lens.

 

Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge September 2018 – III (1): Morning Sun

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Backyard

 

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: Echoes from the Moon

 

raindrops suspended in a spider's web within a conifer

 

so delicate
raindrops in a spider’s web
echoing the moon

© Xenia Tran

 

close up of raindrops suspended in a spider's web within a conifer

We wish you all a wonderful weekend!

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4.5, 1/80 s, ISO 100 and f/2.8, 1/160 s, ISO 100 with DMW-LC55 lens.

 

Nancy Merrill’s A Photo A Week Challenge: Delicate

Carpe Diem Weekend Meditation #47: Quest for a (new) Masterpiece

 

Everyday Cygnet Moments

 

 

two cygnets standing in shallow water near the harbour wall

 

 

a cygnet pruning her feathers while standing in the shallows

 

a side-on view of a cygnet pruning her feathers

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6, 1/200 s, ISO 250 and f/5.6, 1/200 s, ISO 400.

 

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge: Everyday Moments

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Scene

Pick a Word in August Thursday Photo Challenge: Submerged