photo AnzaBoMar2013493a_zpsab25c839.jpg
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California

long and wearisome
the burning mountain ascent
no willow for shade

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on March 31, 2013, in Anza-Borrego Desert, Blue Monday, California, Carpe Diem, desert, haiku, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Southern California, The April Heights 2013 and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 32 Comments.

  1. A desert can be cruel, but sure you can find some cottonwood somewhere?

  2. Somehow the burning mountain image takes on the breath of burnings from legend – like the burning bush! Lovely!

  3. the ‘mountain ascent’ can be trying ….need to make own shade ~ lovely penned haiku ^_^

  4. I feel the heaviness of making the ascent on a hot day. Beautifully written.

  5. Oh this reminds me of many hikes we took out west! Never a tree in sight. I do love those flowers in your photo though. Is it a yucca?

  6. A beautiful image you share! Have a wonderful week and thank you.

  7. A shade would have made the ascent easier !!!

  8. this looks pretty hot–like what we’re having right now.
    lovely scene.

  9. I would love to hide in the shade of the willow. Thank you MMT for sharing.

  10. Hot, bright and beautiful!

  11. The strength needed for any kind of ascent depicted beautifully.
    Ascent to surface

  12. aloha MMT. a beauty. i like this a lot. aloha.

  13. Gorgeous photo ~ lovely haiku ~ so true sometimes ~ Happy Day ^_^

  14. I love your blue skies; Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday!

  15. Oh, love that bright geen against the blue sky!

  16. You always say it so well…MMT..


  17. Great shot. It must be the week for desert pictures, mine is from AZ. Blessings, Debbie

  18. Ah! Such brilliant words and yet implying the truth. 🙂

  19. The desert can be a terrible place or a land of beauty. You found the beauty in this shot.

  20. Beautifully observed and expressed! 🙂

  21. It sounds like a long difficult journey.

  22. for me all ascents other than a flower valley are worth not doing 😉

  23. Excellent… 😉

  24. I can feel the heat in the climb.

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