Haiku: Lands of Dream

Loch Fleet

snoozing and sleeping harbour seals and grey seals on a sandbar in Loch Fleet

snoozing seals
in their wild lands of dream
the road vanished

© Xenia Tran

a grey seal on the edge of a sandbar, tail fin in the air, and another grey seal snoozing
four snoozing harbour seals on a sandbar

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Canon Powershot SX60 HS, Settings: f/.6 – 1/160 s – ISO 100, f/6.3 – 1/160 s – ISO 160 and f/5.6 – 1/640 s – ISO 400.

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Twiglet #114: The Road Vanished

Haiku: Celtic Mist

stones near Bonar Bridge in the morning mist

a pinch of fog
pulling up a seat
by the river

© Xenia Tran

morning mist lifting above the Dornoch Firth, a wooden bench in the foreground
morning mist lifting above the Dornoch Firth, a wooden bench in the foreground

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/7.1 – 1/1000 s – ISO 200, f/4 – 1/800 – ISO 160 and f/4 – 1/1000 s – ISO 160.

Twiglet #113: A Pinch of Fog

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We are delighted that the above haiku has been included in the Haiku Foundation’s Earth Rise Rolling Haiku Collaboration 2019. Our haiku A Drop of Bliss and Garden Buddha are also included. A very big thank you to Jim Kacian and all at the Haiku Foundation who helped put this project together.

Haibun: Snapdragon Moon

macro shot of a raindrop hanging from pink and yellow snapdragon

The early morning drizzle is full of promise. Scorched fields of grass and droopy gardens sigh with relief when the promise turns to rain. After a heatwave and hose-ban to preserve diminishing pools of water flowers raise their heads in gratitude, singing full of colour.

snapdragon
from the edge of satin
her own moon

© Xenia Tran

macro shot of a raindrop hanging from pink and yellow snapdragon

It is such a treat to have some rain again.

With love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ200, Settings: f/4, 1/1000 s, ISO 100 and f/4, 1/640 s, ISO 100 with DMW-LC55 lens.

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Twiglet #84: Satin Edge

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Tanka: Dappled Light

 

a male and female mallard duck resting under a bush

 

under a bush
ducks resting on spring grass
dappled light
ahead of his love and her nest
a swan guards the river

© Xenia Tran

 

 

a male swan guarding the river at low tide

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

 

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Twiglet #74: Under a Bush

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Daily Prompt: Observe

 

Haiku: Wandering Clouds

 

four male mallard ducks swimming through a pond

 

splash of water
clouds wandering
across the pond

© Xenia Tran

 

tree-lined pond with a bird hide across the water

With love from Xenia xxx

 

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

 

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Twiglet #73: Splash of Water

Daily Prompt: Bestow

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