Wordless Wednesday: The Giving Tree

 

close up of a dead tree offering life to vine, lichen, mosses and more

 

close up of a dead tree offering life to vine, lichen, mosses and more

 

A dead tree offering life to vine, lichen, mosses and more

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8 – 1/60 s – ISO 200, f/2.8 – 1/50 s – ISO 200 and f/2.8 – 1/60 s – ISO 400.

 

Wordless Wednesday

Paula’s Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in January Y4 – Lofty

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Balance

Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge: Growth

 

Silent Sunday: The Look of Love

 

a pen (female swan) swimming in the river in evening light

 

a pen and cob swimming past each other on the river

 

swan parents swimming closely past each other on the river

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 400, f/6.3 – 1/320 s – ISO 500 and f/6.3 – 1/320 s – ISO 400.

 

Silent Sunday

Paula’s Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in January Y4 – Scintillating

 

Silent Sunday: Looking Good

 

a herring gull on tidal sands looking straight at the camera

 

close up shot of herring gull preening on tidal sands, rolling waves behind him

 

close up shot of a herring gull on tidal sands in front of rolling waves, one leg raised

 

close up shot of herring gull looking smart after his preening session

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 160.

 

 

Paula’s Thursday Special Pick a Word in October (Y3): Aperture

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Fleek

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge: Changing or Changeable

Silent Sunday

 

Tan Renga: Temple Bells

 

purple heather and scabiosa in bloom among long grass and stones

 

a hoverfly
heather and scabiosa
in purple hues                                                          © Xenia Tran

the temple bell stops but I still hear
the sound coming out of the flowers                  © Matsuo Basho

 

close up shot of hoverfly on purple scabiosa flower

Wishing you all a very happy Friday and a wonderful weekend.
With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/2.8, 1/800 s, ISO 160 and f/4, 1/500 s, ISO 100.

 

Kristjaan at Carpe Diem has invited us to create a hokku for this Tan Renga with the given second stanza lines by Matsuo Basho (1644-1694). 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.

 

Carpe Diem’s Tan Renga Challenge September 2018 – III (5): The Temple Bell Stops

Paula’s Thursday’s Special: Pick a Word in September Y3 (extractable)

 

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

 

 

Silent Sunday: Ruffled Feathers

 

a male swan (cob) chasing an intruder swan out of the river

 

a male swan (cob) chasing an intruder swan out of the river

 

a male swan (cob) chasing an intruder swan out of the river

Our local cob had to escort an intruder swan away from the nest and out of the river – his pen and cygnets were all safe further downstream.

All is quiet again and we wish you a peaceful Sunday.

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Paula’s Thursday Special: Pick a Word in July (Y3) – Feathers and Splash

Rag Tag Daily Prompt #45: Kerfuffle