Tanka: Lazy Days

 

two swans and four of their seven cygnets in the harbour

 

learning
the colours of water
fanning their wings
soon these cygnets will fly
discover new horizons

© Xenia Tran

 

two swans and four of their seven cygnets in the harbour

 

two swans and four of their seven cygnets in the harbour

Later this week the cygnets will be three months old. Three of them are out of shot, all seven of them are doing really well. They have started to fan and flap their wings.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

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

 

This is my 30th contribution of Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2018 with the theme ‘Finding the Way’, where we were invited to contribute one haiku, tanka or haibun per day for thirty days. I contributed fifteen poems at Whippet Wisdom and fifteen poems here at Tranature. To see all thirty contributions together you can click here.

To see the contributions from everyone who took part please see the Carpe Diem link below.

 

Carpe Diem Summer Retreat 2018: Finding the Way

Terri’s Sunday Stills: Lazy Days of Summer

 

Wordless Wednesday: Summer Cygnets

 

seven cygnets swimming down the river

 

seven cygnets in a circle on the river close to the grassy bank

 

close up of three cygnets swimming in the river

We wish you all a very happy Wednesday and a happy 4th July to all our friends in the USA.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5, 1/250 s, ISO 100 and f/5.6, 1/250 s, ISO 125.

 

Wordless Wednesday

 

Wordless Wednesday: Six Weeks Old

 

a swan family with cygnets, the cob has his head and neck underwater

 

swan family with seven cygnets and six mallard ducks

 

swan family with seven feeding cygnets and five mallard ducks

The cygnets are now six week old and growing fast. The warm weather has helped them find plenty of food in the river.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/5.6, 1/500 s, ISO 100.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Paula’s (Lost in Translation) Thursday’s Special: Blue Hour

 

Haiku: Chive Blossoms

 

chive blossom photographed from above the flower

 

empty salad bowl
too beautiful to eat
these flowers

© Xenia Tran

 

macro of chive blossom, close up of left half of the flower

 

breathing mandala
in every flower seed
a promise sings

© Xenia Tran

 

macro of chive blossom, close up of top right of the flower

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/5, 1/2000 s, ISO 100 with DMW-LC55 lens.

 

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