Smudging

 photo AnzaBoSept2013235a_zps953ce9d4.jpg
Brittlebush in bloom, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Brittlebush blossoms—
who can eclipse their beauty
by smudging the light?

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Posted on September 30, 2013, in 5-7-5, Anza-Borrego Desert, brittlebush, California, Carpe Diem, desert, haiku, I Heart Macro, Macro Monday 2, Monday Mellow Yellows, Shine the Divine, Southern California, wildflowers and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 20 Comments.

  1. No one can, I guess. Lovely haiku!

  2. Beautifully composed haiku MMT and that photo is wonderful. Well written take on ‘eclipse’.

    Kristjaan (Carpe Diem)

  3. gorgeous flower… I love seeing desert blooms, so exotic to those of us here on the east coast. thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro… and for your wonderful haiku too!

  4. Wonderful words. Smudging for me first means burning sage for spiritual cleansing. Almost can use that definition. No smudging necessary for this beauty. Did I just make any sense?

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      I was thinking of “smudging” in the sense of making something dirty or dark with streaks, not in the sense of a Native American cleansing ceremony.

  5. They would still be beautiful even if the photographer messed up……which in this case, s(he) didn’t! The desert in bloom is on my bucket list, but if I never get there, I have seen your photos! Thank you.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      You take the blooms when you get them—and you never know when that will be. I found this one yesterday. Generally, brittlebush doesn’t bloom until spring (February in the desert), but we’ve had so much monsoon rain this summer, that little surprises are popping up all over the place right now! (If you ever saw the desert in person, I know you’d love it, although you probably wouldn’t want to live here!)

  6. I love the bright yellow colour.

  7. wow……. intrepid brittlebush 🙂 nice haiku

  8. absolutely no one, I’ll wager….does the desert bloom at certain times of the year, or is the blossoming staggered?

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      The blossoming is mostly random, depending on rainfall. More blossoms in the spring, but I’m surprised—and pleased—to see a few at this time of year.

  9. Another excellent photo and haiku that says it all ~ well penned ~ carol ^_^

  10. what a harsh name for such a beauty!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      It’s kind of strange how plants and animals get their names, isn’t it? Creosote bush, another desert plant, has absolutely nothing to do with the chemical wood preservative we call “creosote.” Go figure!

  11. Nothing can darken such a beauty.. and what a bliss to have it in a desert..

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