Wordless Wednesday: White River Mallards

three white mallard ducks on the tidal river bank
two white mallard ducks snuggled together among tall grass on the riverbank

Tina, at Lens-Artists, invites us to post some images we did not get a chance to share earlier in the year.

These white mallard ducks may be offspring from escaped domestic ducks or hybrids. They have made themselves at home on the river and seem very friendly.

We wish our friends in the Northern Hemisphere a Happy Winter Solstice, and our friends in the Southern Hemisphere a Happy Summer Solstice.

We wish all of you who celebrate Christmas and Happy Christmas too.

We will return on Wednesday 28 December with a special post where we look back at 2022 and all the treasures it brought us.

a white mallard duck swimming in the river

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday and peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #230: Last Chance

CFFC: Salt White Colors

Wordless Wednesday: Cargill’s Leap

Cargill's Leap seen from above
Information Board at the Cargill's Leap viewpoint

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #151

Word of the Day Challenge: Memorial

Haiku: Meet and Part

a small burn flowing through the forest

forest trail
a frog meets and parts
with its shadow

© Xenia Tran

haikuKATHA, Issue 11, September 2022

an upturned tree stump on the banks of a burn

The above haiku is a variation on Trust, as the frog’s movements reminded me of a moment when Eivor and Pearl were meeting and parting with their shadows on a forest trail two years ago.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday and a peaceful rest of the week,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Sunday Stills: Life is Made Up of Fleeting Moments

CMMC: October Pick a Topic from My Photo (Path, Grass, Shadow)

Wordless Wednesday: Textures of Autumn

The Hermitage

close up of one side of an old packhorse bridge in autumn
an old packhorse bridge spanning a river in the heart of an autumnal forest

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Autumn

CFFC: Texture

Wordless Wednesday: Young Herring Gull

close up of a herring gull chick with golden and green leaves in the blurred background
close up of a herring gull chick on the bank of a river

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

CFFC: Birds

Wordless Wednesday: Getting Lucky

a man in waders in the river casting a fishing line
a man in waders catching a fish in the river

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Jez Braithwaite’s Water Water Everywhere #135

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Lucky

Silent Sunday: Mother Earth

ancient pine forest with part of a russet-coloured fallen tree in the foreground
macro shot of lichen on bark

Wishing you all a blessed Sunday and a peaceful week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Mother

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth Story

Wordless Wednesday: A Splendid Day for Ducks

two pairs of mallard ducks on the riverbank
a mallard drake climbing on to the river bank in front of a female mallard
two pairs of mallards in discussion on the riverbank
a bonded pair of mallard ducks on the riverbank

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Versatile

CMMC: March Alphabet – Letter D at the Beginning or End of a Word

Wordless Wednesday: Snow Swans

seven cygnets feeding in the snowy river shallows with on of their parents
seven cygnets feeding in a circle around a small island covered in snow
close up of a late developing cygnet feeding from a snowy river bank

The cygnets are nine months old now and the extreme weather is likely to keep them on the river a little longer. Their parents are still happy to have them here and so are we.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #187: Water

Haiku: Pink Dawn

sunrise over the river with pinks and blues reflected in the water

pink dawn
a swan family feeds
on the algae

© Xenia Tran

a pair of swans and their seven cygnets feeding from the exposed seaweed near the riverbank
a swan family feeding on algae at low tide on the river

Wishing you all a blessed Sunday and a peaceful new week,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Aquatic

Weekend Sky #54