Six Hours Till Sunset


six hours till sunset
meanwhile an ocotillo
stains the sky blood-red

Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) blossoms, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
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Posted on March 15, 2012, in Anza-Borrego Desert, California, desert, Floral Friday Fotos, haiku, Haiku My Heart, REDnesday, Southern California, wildflowers. Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. What a pretty photo… and such a peaceful setting! 😀

  2. What a fascinating plant…surely not to be seen in this neck of the woods. It is so striking the way it is reaching towards the blue sky. The blooms look like star fish. Such a wonderful capture. genie

  3. beautiful…that is all you see, all you write… beauty, beauty, even the word stain cannot change that.

  4. Lovely photo of this unusual flowering tree. The sky is perfect counterfoil to the branches and flowers.

    Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos.

  5. Lovely colour combo!

  6. Looks like starfish! Very interesting and a nice photograph!!

  7. WOW I haven’t seen ocotillo since I left AZ in 2004…beautiful against that blue sky!

  8. Lovely photo and haiku. An interesting plant and flower. Have a terrific weekend. Mickie 🙂

  9. Very nice photo.
    I like your haiku, too.

    Regards and best wishes

  10. Dazzling blue sky highlighting the drops of red of the plant!

  11. What a lovely shot. First time I’ve seen this blooms.


  12. Awsome! I love both your pictures and your poems!

  13. ….. with its fingers that look dead………..

  14. like stars grasping sky
    the red of my desire
    changes everything

  15. Your perfect haiku is framed so nicely by the ocotillo photograph. I can see the blossoms blending into the sunset horizon, visible but invisible at the same time.

  16. Fantastiskt bilde du har tatt ,er det blomsterknopper som snart kommer.
    God Helg til deg :)))

  17. Super cool picture!

  18. Nice shot against the sky, beautiful 🙂

  19. Ocotillo is a new word for me and will have to do as it is raining here outside my window and I can not see the sunset that is happening right this very moment…

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