Silent Sunday: Time to Rest

red shank roosting in the shallows
red shank roosting in the shallows

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

Word of the Day Challenge: Resting

Wordless Wednesday: Step by Step

a black headed gull and a herring gull chick side by side in the shallows
a herring gull chick looking for food in the shallows
a herring gull chick catching a crab in the shallows of the tide

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Step by Step

Word of the Day Challenge: Discovery

Silent Sunday: River Swans and Cygnets

swan parents and their cygnets feeding in the river
a swan parent with six cygnets in the shallows of the river
a swan parent and seven of his cygnets feeding in  the shallows of a tidal river

The swan family enjoy feeding on the plants in the river at high tide. The cygnets are now six months old and even the late developing cygnet is showing her first white feathers.

They’ve come a long way since their Welcome to the World.

The parents still seem content to have the cygnets around and they may not fledge until the new year.

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge: Winter’s Day

Word of the Day Challenge: Content

Silent Sunday: Forks in the Road

barricades with sand bags blocking the coastal path beside a wild sea
big waves on the Moray Firth seen from the shore

These images were taken a day after Storm Arwen when some of the roads and paths were still closed for safety reasons.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to our friends further east and everyone else who has been affected.

Wishing you a peaceful Sunday and may you all stay safe,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

Weekend Prompts Weekend Challenge: Fork in the Road

Word of the Day Challenge: Naturally

Silent Sunday: Celebrating the Surf

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #175: Follow Your Bliss

Word of the Day Challenge: Celebrate

Wordless Wednesday: Night Visit

a pine marten eating nuts from a food bowl
a pine marten looking up from a food bowl
a pine marten chewing nuts from a food bowl

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Word of the Day Challenge: Pleasing

CFFC: Candid

Silent Sunday: Until We Meet Again

yellow leopard plant with the lower flowers fading
faded fireweed with seeds in the forest

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Silent Sunday

Cee’s Flower of the Day

Word of the Day Challenge: Goodbye

Haiku: Wonderful World

grandpa’s lazybed
his potatoes still grow
in the corner

© Xenia Tran

(Autumn Moon Haiku Journal 4:2, Spring/Summer 2021)

settling down
three generations
of oxen

© Xenia Tran

(Asahi Haikuist Network, The Asahi Shimbun, 5 February 2021)

ascending moon
we graft the roots
of our evergreen

© Xenia Tran

(Asahi Haikuist Network, The Asahi Shimbun, 19 March 2021)

such beauty
following a butterfly
who knows the way

© Xenia Tran

(Sharing Our Horizon, A Journey Through the Scottish Highlands
with Two Adopted Whippets by Xenia Tran)

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

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

A warm-hearted thank you to the editors of the Autumn Moon Haiku Journal and The Asahi Shimbun for featuring my haiku and putting these beautiful publications together.

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #153: It’s a Wonderful World

Word of the Day Challenge: Treasure

Silent Sunday: Peaceful Pasture

a horse leaning over a fence to eat dandelions
three horses grazing in the glen

We are taking a short blogging break for some walking and hiking adventures and will be back on Sunday 13th June.

Wishing you all a wonderful week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/3.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 180 and f/3.5 – 1/1250 s – ISO 125.

Silent Sunday

Word of the Day Challenge: Adventure

Wordless Wednesday: Spring Rain

close up of a red tulip with raindrops
a red tulip with raindrops surrounded by lily of the valley

Wishing you all a refreshing Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Settings: f/5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 3600, f/5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 2500 and f/5 – 1/1600 s – ISO 4000.

Wordless Wednesday

Word of the Day Challenge: Fresh

Cee’s Flower of the Day: Tulips