These Wasted Places


these wasted places
paint their image in my soul
brushed with wind and sky

Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: Northern Arizona
More The Haiku Challenge 2012 with the theme “Paint the Image” here
(Because I post only my own photos on my blog, I have taken a different approach to the theme.)
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon here
More Straight Out of the Camera shots here
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2 photos here
More SkyWatch Friday photos here
More Himmelsk photos here

Posted on February 11, 2012, in Arizona, haiku, Haiku My Heart, Himmelsk, Northern Arizona, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Sky Watch Friday, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday, The Haiku Challenge 2012. Bookmark the permalink. 42 Comments.

  1. i think you captured beautifully in your words the essence of this image – well done!

  2. I like that brush with wind and sand ~

  3. MMT … this is simply beautiful ! I am a tree fan of any perspective .. they keep teaching us whether they are living or not .. an image that will stay with me now, thank you!

  4. i love such mindfulness.
    the way the oldest trees can hold or comb the sky.
    the way the watcher expands their soul
    in their willingness to truly see.

  5. I wonder what that old tree thinks about our globe right now…
    Happy Sunday!

  6. something magical about old trees…

  7. It looks as if this is a hand, rising out of the sandy gully toward the strong blue winter sky. It actually feels more alive than dormant…

  8. Love your shadow shot for the day as always! Like TexWis, I think there is indeed something magical about old trees! Enjoy your weekend!


  9. your words take me with you as you walked to take this shot. thanks mmt!!

  10. Very good photo.
    I like the composition and your haiku, too.

    Regards and best wishes

  11. Great Shadow Shot! You know, I lived in northeastern Arizona 30 years ago for a short while and never appreciated all the wonderful, moody scenery that you have captured. Happy SSS.

  12. Amazing capture, stunning words!
    Thank you!

  13. Beautiful photo and text.

    After viewing many of your stunning photos my guess is that a lot of places in the desert paint their images on your soul, MMT!

  14. I found a space for this in me.

  15. My goodness, how beautiful and dramatic! Excellent shadow shot!

  16. Every picture that I’ve seen on this blog is so wonderfully described!!! Really nice, MMT! ❤

  17. Pictures and words…. so very complimentary to each other.. you have very unique and wonderful imagination.. loved it..

  18. Lovely haiku- and I like the way the shadowed tree looks against the bright blue sky- nice shot!

  19. I love the contrast between shadows and sunlight here. Good Haiku, too!

  20. there is beauty in such unexpected places…you found it with your photograph and words

  21. a beautiful image and poem.

  22. What a great contrast! The paradox is that this wasted place gives new life somewhere along the line.

  23. That haiku is exquisite.

  24. What an awesome shot. It is absolutely beautiful. The tree branch against the blue sky is a lovely sight, and your poetry is wonderful. genie

  25. Still beautiful it is! Looks like he’s trying to climb up. 🙂

  26. Beautiful, intense shadow shape! It seems to be creeping slowly up the sandy “wall”! Almost like a stalker! Amazing drama in the stillness of this wild moment!

  27. Great Shadow Shot, very dramatic.

  28. Striking image. I love the color contrast. So nicely enhanced by the haiku!

  29. Great Shot. The dark tree trunk against the blue sky is great. Plus tree shadows too. Not to mention your wonderful haiku. Great Job!! You never disappoint me with your entries.

  30. Beauty in stark reality

  31. Magical MMT… Loved it to the core..

    Someone is Special

  32. Wow! This is so neat – I love the tree in stark contrast to everything around it – beautiful!
    Hugs, antonella 🙂
    I’ve linked up with a shadow shot and some free love inspired printables here!

  33. Stunning shot and just look at that gorgeous blue sky!

  34. Magical!!! The haiku and the artistic image…all so very magical

  35. They are so NOT wasted! Thanks for sharing these spaces with us! In word and pic!

    Ent John

  36. A beautiful composition.

  37. Nature wasted noting in his very pretty scene.

  38. Flott Himmelsk bilde ,Takker for att du delte det med meg.

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