Wilderness Riddle

Dried fungi

Desiccated fungi, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

Wilderness riddle:
Who has set these fungi free
from the blazing sands?

Text and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on September 29, 2012, in Arizona, haiku, Haiku Heights, Macro Monday, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona, Straight Out of the Camera Sunday and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 39 Comments.

  1. Not for my dinner thank you! 🙂

  2. Great shadow shot for the day! Have a lovely weekend!

  3. We think about the desert, especially during the summer heat, to be barren of life. Not so, as the fungi prove us wrong. Life is abundant on the desert floor…

  4. Those are some old fungi! I’m wondering if they were edible at some point.

    I’ve learned much about the desert from you, MMT!

  5. What a great shadow…..it must have been a fun guy that set the fungi free…don’t you think? lol!!

  6. oh–great pic & lovely haiku!

  7. Awesome picture … and a riddle haiku. Well done.

  8. Lovely picture and riddle ~

  9. I have no answer for your question. I did enjoy seeing this interesting sight.

  10. Perfect timing on this shot. Wonderful.

  11. Nature keeps her secrets. A “wilderness riddle” indeed. So well done.

  12. I lived a short time in Phoenix 20 years ago. Your pictures bring back memories.

  13. Lovely and entertaining haiku

  14. love it!

  15. And in the shape of a heart too. Fungi in love (smirks)

  16. I forgot to thank you for your many visits….much appreciated.

  17. sayantinibhattacharya

    deserted yet full of life:)
    Very nice.

    Sayantini Bhattacharya

  18. Great capture and words to go along with it. I am often amazed at the way you are able to put such wonderful haikus together each week. Well Done!
    Happy Sunday!

  19. Deserts are often reveal more than their name suggests.

  20. lovely haiku!

    bound to the dust; micorrhyzae remain; invisibly

  21. Ooo I like that. Good haiku and interesting photo.

  22. Who indeed!? Thank you for sharing your photos and often provocative haiku. Have enjoyed my visits here and look forward to seeing more of your poems/photos in my in-box!

  23. i love the eye that catches the tiny shadows…great capture mmt!! it was not me that set them free….

  24. well? who did? I enjoy your riddles and haikus as well as your desert photos.

  25. Loved your riddle!….Great capture….Lovely work

    Peace in prison

  26. Fun with Gus and Guy –
    But it makes me wonder: are
    They morel fellows?


  27. Excellent riddle! Who indeed? Thank you for all your visits and comments during our haiku adventure. I’ve enjoyed reading your haiku.

  28. Amazing photo ~ am always amazed my the desert flora ~ You captured it so well in photo and words ~ (A Creative Harbor) on Blogger ^_^

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I didn’t have to moderate your comment this morning. Hooray! (And thanks, as always, for stopping by!)

  29. Wonderful! It does seem like a miracle when they pop up overnight.

  30. very captivating..:)

    Was under the clutches of Viral fever and I scribbled the last haiku within minutes ( I know its very very bad)I just wanted to complete this challenge …
    Many thanks for being a part of this amazing journey of HAIKU SEPTEMBER HEIGHTS…being a novice I tried to put in my best but I know at some or the other point I missed to hit the bull’s eye and still all of you all inspired me a lot either by peeping into my space or liking my posts and of course your ever encouraging comments made me feel on the top of the world…Loads of special thanks to each one of you…September had been very exciting and a learning month for me…I know I need to improvise a lot and I shall try to do that for sure …Thanks a lot once again…keep visiting and keep spilling your beans ..bouquets or brickbats all of them are accepted whole heartedly…

  31. Neat photo! An unexpected find in the desert.

  32. Very nice composition for this shot! Love the perspective. 🙂

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