Category Archives: Southern California

Shrine

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Remains of a dead Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


stripped of every leaf
willow in the wilderness—
desolation’s shrine

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Shifting

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Melon blossom, Southern California
 


in the melon field
a shifting world of darkness
underneath the vines

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine
 
More Carpe Diem: “Buson’s ‘Fruitless Blossoms’”

Flung

Sunflower and bee
Sunflower at daybreak, Southern California
 


Someone flung these stars
across the meadow at dawn—
bees claw at their hearts.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Sunflower”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

Hiking

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Southern California
 


Old pines do a shadow dance.


hiking up parched hills
through the coolness of the pines—
ten more miles to go

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Hiking”
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2

Pieces

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Mission San Juan Capistrano, Southern California
 


driven by the wind
temple bells tear time into
ten thousand pieces

 

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Pieces”

Unscrupulous

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Desert Agave, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


agave blossoms
far from lush safflower fields—
unscrupulous joy

 

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Safflower”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

Blazing

Magnolia
Magnolia blossom, Southern California
 

magnolia candle
blazing up to light the sky
and the pilgrim’s way

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Magnolia”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

Bones

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Remains of a dead Teddy Bear Cholla (Cylindropuntia bigelovii), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


early spring morning—
lingering cold in the bones
of an old cholla

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Streams

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Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) in bloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


a single blossom
renewing the streams of light
in sorrow’s old house

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Sunday Scribblings 2: “Renewing the Streams”

Sundown

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Southern California sunset, April 2014
 


an April evening—
taking the winding way home
just before sundown

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Home”

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