Silent Sunday: Magic Forest

woodland pond with trees reflected in the water
rhododendron and trees mirrored in a still woodland pond
a rhododendron and ferns lit up by the sun in the forest

Wishing you all a blessed and magical Sunday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5 – 1/125 s – ISO 640, f/5.6 – 1/80 s – ISO 200, f/5.6 – 1/60 s – ISO 200 and f/5.6 – 1/100 s – ISO 200.

Silent Sunday

Becca’s Sunday Trees

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #63: Magical

Haiku: Pond Meditation

view of a small pond flanked by trees leaning across the water

these memories
leaning across the pond
in the leaves

© Xenia Tran

view of a small pond flanked by trees leaning across the water

We’re delighted that this haiku is featured in Haiku Dialogue – Willow and Intro to Poet’s Choice, Troutswirl, The Haiku Foundation Blog, 31 July 2019. A very big thank you to Kathy Munro for putting this edition together.

Wishing you all a wonderful Tuesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/2.8 – 1/40 s – ISO 200, f/4 – 1/60 s – ISO 200 and f/3.4 – 1/200 s – ISO 400.

Sunday Stills: The Essence of Zen

Word of the Day Challenge: Gesture

Wordless Wednesday: Winter’s Reflection

Dornoch Firth

Winter view across the Dornoch Firth, seen from the West
a barn and farmhouse beside birch and pine trees reflected in the water
View towards the East along the Dornoch Firth in Winter

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/4, 1/200 s, ISO 160, f/4.5, 1/60 s, ISO 200 and f/4, 1/500 s, ISO 400.

Wordless Wednesday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #27: My Travels

Sunday Stills: Reflect

Haiku: Winter Solstice

leafless trees, a pile of ancient stones and a stone bench silhouetted in morning mist with a hazy sun

in mist
twice the sunlight
on solstice day

© Xenia Tran

sun breaking through morning mist and low cloud above the river Shin in Sutherland
sun breaking through morning mist and low cloud above the river Shin in Sutherland

Wishing everyone in the Northern Hemisphere a Happy Winter Solstice, everyone in the Southern Hemisphere a Happy Summer Solstice and everyone who celebrates Christmas happy Holidays!

We are taking a short blogging break and will be back next week.

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/6.3, 1/1000 s, ISO 200, f/5, 1/1000 s, ISO 160 and f/4, 1/1000 s, ISO 125.

Frank J Tassone’s Weekly Haikai Challenge #65: Solstice II

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Solstice

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #25: Reflections