Tanka: Red Squirrel

Cairngorms National Park

 

red squirrel eating a nut in a pine tree

 

so gentle
his eyes, the curl in his tail
red squirrel
at home in this pine forest
I will always remember

© Xenia Tran

 

red squirrel sitting on a branch in a pine tree

 

red squirrel sitting on a branch in a pine tree

We wish you all a very happy Saturday and a wonderful weekend!

With love from Xenia xxx

 

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Haibun: Red Squirrel Feeder

 

red squirrel lifting the lid of a squirrel feeder with his head

 

In the glen there is an age-old tradition of hanging squirrel feeders on tree branches and filling them with nuts and pieces of fruit. The squirrels raise the lid with their head, leaving their front paws free to gather the bounty. With free access to favourite foods they seem happy to leave nearby birdfeeders alone.

under a new moon
the simple joy of feeding
a forest life

© Xenia Tran

 

a red squirrel eating nuts on a squirrel feeder

 

a red squirrel eating nuts on a squirrel feeder

We wish you all a very happy Wednesday!

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6, 1/20 s, ISO 1250, f/6.3, 1/20 s, ISO 1250 and f/6.5, 1/20 s, ISO 1250.

 

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