Prickly poppy photo pricklypoppy3_zps1d4896e4.jpg
Prickly Poppy (Argemone pleiacantha), Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

It is difficult
on the dark and thorny way—
stories no one tells.

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on March 22, 2014, in 5-7-5, Arizona, Prickly Poppy, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona, Sunday Scribblings 2, wildflowers and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Such a beautiful flower with such ‘deadly’ stems! I’d still attempt to pick it, given the chance…

  2. Precious blossoms protected well!

  3. This one is NEW to me…prickly poppy. Such a pretty blossom and your shadows you’ve captured are really pretty MMT!

  4. contrast in beauty and thorns…such is the way of life i suppose. beautiful shot MMT!! happy weekend!!

  5. Prickly poppies, very unlike the red ones held in awe by the junkies. Nicely MMT!


  6. It is a beautiful flower – that we dare not attempt to pick to later place in a vase. The protective thorns give us pause so we enjoy its form in nature’s backyard…

  7. BEAUTIFUL – photo and poem. I have traveled long on the thorny trail………I seem to attract thorns!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      You and I both, sister: attractive to thorns!

      On Sat, Mar 22, 2014 at 9:49 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  8. Untold stories are the richest..all those wonderful thorns underneath the petals..thorns last..petals fade…(do you think we are telling them here in some way?..shh if we are 😉

  9. And yet…. those stories are longing to be told, perhaps ! This post (poem and photo) comes pretty close to perfection, MMT! 🙂

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Ah, dear Wabi, you know that perfection doesn’t exist in this world, but thank you!

      On Sat, Mar 22, 2014 at 1:56 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  10. The delicate tones and shadows are so magical. Dramatic contrast with their thorny companions.

  11. Beautiful but defensive, I have met women like this too!

  12. Complex but beautiful flower. The contrasts between all the thorns and the delicate petals is dramatic.

  13. Sorry gals. I am Queen thorn attractor of the world. No one ever tells those stories and we all really need to hear them

  14. such fragile beauty encased by vicious thorns.

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