Desert Heat Rising

Sunrise, Wellton, AZ

Sunrise in the Sonoran Desert near Wellton, Arizona

desert heat rising
all the little creatures hide
from the raging blaze

Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on July 12, 2012, in Arizona, haiku, Haiku My Heart, Himmelsk, Recuerda Mi Corazon, REDnesday, Ruby Tuesday 2, Sensational Haiku Wednesday, Sky Watch Friday, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday. Bookmark the permalink. 32 Comments.

  1. that tree, that light .. perfection

  2. Such a great capture of sunrise, so lovely!

  3. Beautiful colours in that shot.
    Sydney – City and Suburbs

  4. Beautiful sky and have a great weekend!


  5. Beautifully framed shot. Lovely colours, too!

  6. Breathtaking!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Happy Sky Watch Friday!
    Have a blessed day!
    Lea’s Menagerie

  8. So wonderful photo, and the sky is so wonderful! Have a nice Friday, and great weekend! 🙂

  9. Wonderful photo!
    Have a nice weekend!

  10. I can hear the scuttlings and scurryings of each creature – like the way the words make you see the menace in the beautiful sunrise photo.

  11. Great photo and haiku. The branches of the trees show my the inside of the Sacred Earth Mothers heart. These are her arteries, possibly suffering through the relentless heat, but withstanding all the Earth has to offer through all seasons.


  12. even the leaves seem to have receded!

  13. oh so hot
    hurry to find shade
    sit a while

  14. Ditto to all previous comments…..and add a WOW!

  15. Gorgeous photo and haiku! You’ve touched me yet again!

  16. just a perfect picture and clever words!!

  17. Fantastic photograph and haiku! Being here in the desert, of course I love it!

  18. I love the colors and composition! We could use some hot weather here 🙂

  19. A magical image! I can relate to the creatures hidding, it was 34 degrees celcius here today.

  20. We all dodge the heat from time to time! Beautiful image. Have a lovely weekend. x

  21. Hey MMT! What a PERFECTLY twisted tree! Your poetry is so evocative of dawn in the desert…

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