Category Archives: Southern California

Clear

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


in the wilderness
how clear the sky at midday—
my house is too small

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Clear”

Consuming

try it
Gazania in bloom, Southern California
 


fierce the crimson flame
consuming every petal—
caterpillars flee

 
Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Flame”
 
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Bones

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Agave past bloom, turning brittle in the sun, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Tell me, Grandmother,
why the old agave’s bones
pierce each passing cloud.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Haiku Horizons: “Bones”

Bending

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Unicorn Plant (Proboscidea althaeifolia), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


these wayside flowers
bending toward a shadowed stone—
Cassatt dips her brush

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Inspired by a Photograph”

Tapestry

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Ocotillo branches, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


wild and thorny threads—
ocotillo tapestry
woven through the sky

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

Solitude

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


for the wanderers
forty years of solitude
in the wilderness

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

Finding

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Someone’s lost locket, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


a golden locket
mistaken for a pebble
still love at first sight
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
finding lost things in the desert

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

Clattering

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


a whiff of autumn
the clattering of seed pods
crow scolds the mountain

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “The Scent of Poetry”

Rare

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


how rare the sight—
yellow blossoms brushing
the sky with light

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Basho’s ‘How Rare'”

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
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Shiki’s ‘The Cuckoo’s Cry'”

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