Category Archives: Southern California

Prickly

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A stand of Cholla cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


in prickly places
the peace and consolation
of the pilgrim way

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Peace”

Paradise

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Southern California
 


Sometimes paradise
comes peeking through the cattails
on a sunny day.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Paradise”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Lamp

Shoe Tree

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Tree hung with shoes near the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


For the roadside tree
bereft of leaf and blossom,
spring can’t come too soon.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Inspired by Richard Wright”

Uprooted

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


its prodigal blooms
shying away from wastelands—
Chinese bellflower
~~ ~~ ~~
uprooted agave still shines in beauty

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

Drought

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Cholla cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


how a cholla thrives
where the boneset blossom dies—
centuries of drought

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

Blooms

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Agave blooming in November, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


in wasted places
not yellow valerian
but agave blooms

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Yellow Valerian”

Needles

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Cholla cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


among the cacti
not even one carnation
to blunt the needles

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Large Pink (Carnation)”

Rainless

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Early November, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


swiftly passing clouds
lizards haunt the brittlebush—
no more hope for rain

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem Time Glass: “Clouds”

Ripened

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Agave seed head, turning brittle in the sun, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


ripened by the sun
a desert agave’s seeds
waiting for springtime

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Carpe Diem Special #115
 
More Straight Out of the Camera Sunday

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