Long Wait

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Teddy Bear Cholla, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California

six hours till nightfall—
too long to wait for relief
from the sizzling sun

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Carpe Diem: “Waiting Evening”

Posted on September 17, 2013, in 5-7-5, Anza-Borrego Desert, California, Carpe Diem, Cholla cactus, haiku, Southern California and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. aptly named cactus! MMT, I cannot imagine living with such sizzling heat….New England seasons for me….

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I’ve lived in both Vermont and New Hampshire, and I did enjoy the four distinct seasons in the Northeast. However, there are hints of autumn in the air here in the desert. Even though the temperature rose to 107 degrees Fahrenheit today, tonight will be in the mid-70s—cool enough to turn off the air conditioning and open the windows! 🙂 In about four weeks, we will have simply marvelous weather for about five months: balmy days, cool, or even chilly, nights—and no snow or ice! (As my dad used to say: “Life is a series of trade-offs.”)

  2. The Harvest Moon does not bring a cool autumn to everyone! Thank you!

  3. I saw baby teddybear cacti. Yes, those hot days need a cool night. Loved the dusk there when the air shifted.

  4. Don’t you wish there was a way to hurry the sundown?

    Waiting for Godot

  5. That’s also a kind of waiting evening.

  6. Ouch.. that Cholla make me shiver with fear.

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