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: Forest Lace

macro capture of bearded lichen and monkshood lichen growing on a dead branch
macro capture of monk's hood and beard lichen

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.

Wordless Wednesday

CMMC: December Close Up or Macro

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

Wordless Wednesday: View from the Hide

a juvenile mallard duck preening on top of a log

We visited the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve in September, where you can observe the wildlife from a variety of hides, without disturbing the animals.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

CFFC: Animals Unaware – Domestic or Wild

Rag Tag Daily Prompt: Visitor

Wordless Wednesday: Etched by Distant Lives

remaining stones of an abandoned croft in a field
a boreen rolling downhill into the glen

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Weekend Sky #76

Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Displays

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: Silent Treasures

close up of a meditation carved in slate and attached to wooden logs
close up of the word 'silence' carved in slate

This is our second lovely find while walking the trails near the Corbenic Camphill Community, a home for people with social, emotional, intellectual and learning disabilities in the heart of Scotland.

You can see a beautiful selection of stones, painted and embedded in benches by members of the community, in my Corbenic Circles and Curves post.

Wishing you all a peaceful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #219: Treasure Hunt

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: Corbenic Circles and Curves

close up of a painted stone with yellow flowers
a wooden seat in the forest with painted stones

These beautiful seats and hand-painted stones have been created with love by members of the Corbenic Camphill Community, a home for people with social, emotional, intellectual and learning disabilities in the heart of Scotland.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

CFFC: Circles and Curves

Wordless Wednesday: Marvellous Mosses

close up of sphagnum moss growing on a tree stump
macro shot of moss growing on top of a dead branch

We are taking a short blogging break to enjoy the fine weather and will be back on Wednesday 21 September 2022.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday and a blessed week ahead,

with love from Xenia xxx

Photographs by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Wordless Wednesday

Weekly Prompts Weekly Colour Challenge: Greenish

CMMC: September Close-Up or Macro