Category Archives: Straight Out of the Camera Sunday

Glee

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First Brittlebush blossoms of November, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


brittlebush blossoms
outshining the midday sun—
blind boy claps with glee

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine
 
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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
 
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More Carpe Diem Special #115
 
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Halcyon

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Yuma East Wetlands, Yuma, Arizona
 


halcyon river
neither ducks nor leaping fish
parting the waters

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Movement”
 
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Foxes

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New Year’s Eve 2012 fireworks, Dublin, Ireland
 


against the dark sky
colorful flowers and suns—
another festival


somewhere foxes are waiting
to lap up the fireworks ash

 
*Opening gambit © by Chèvrefeuille
 
Final two lines and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Fireworks”
 
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Portal

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One of many ancient ruins at Wupatki National Monument, Northern Arizona
 


Through the portal another world waits.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Six-Word Saturday at Show My Face

If

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Indigo Bush (Psorothamnus fremontii), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


If the branch could speak,
it might become a channel
to release new truths.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
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More The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 158: “Branch, Speak, Become, Channel, Release”

Balance

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Sunrise, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


bright edge of morning
where rainbow colors balance—
two crows miss their part

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
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More The Sunday Whirl, Wordle 146: “Edge, Balance, Miss”

Pilgrim Way

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Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


in a trackless waste
stopping for a while to pray
way of the pilgrim

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Straight Out of the Camera Sunday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Tengri: the Spirit of the Steppes”

Puddles

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Cistern at an abandoned house, Southern Arizona
 


the puddles on the pavement
carry the moon, the stars
and cherry blossoms


Who shall sing to the cistern
of all the things it has lost?

*Opening gambit © by Hando (Fr. Thomas Hand)
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Straight Out of the Camera Sunday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Puddles on the Pavement”

Finale

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Abandoned house at dusk, Southern Arizona
 


finale
the failing shadows
then nightfall

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Sunday Scribblings: “Finale”
 
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