Why

 photo AnzaBoSept2013315a_zps7ed98cb7.jpg
Remains of a dead Desert Willow (Chilopsis linearis), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Under the willow
one lizard tries to explain
why all the leaves fell.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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More Carpe Diem: “Under the Willow”

Posted on April 3, 2014, in 5-7-5, Anza-Borrego Desert, California, Carpe Diem, desert, desert willow, Sky Watch Friday, Southern California and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.

  1. Ah, long, bony fingers reaching for the blue skies!! Beautiful capture as always!!

  2. Beautiful sky and branches.

  3. Another lizard has to wonder how there were any leaves in this desolate place to begin with. Oh, the possibilities.

  4. Molto interessante questa tua foto.
    Mi piace molto 🙂
    Myriam

  5. A few minutes ago I was watching BBC with some amazing stories of tumbleweed and one about a tsunami of ice in the USA. It is astonishing what nature can do! The vegetation in your photo also looks like tumbleweed.

  6. Very creative shot for SWF and another lovely haiku ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol

  7. A lizard will try to explain why the leaves fall … Makes one think about what we see darkly and clearly …. Do we really know anything?
    JM Illinois

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Not too much, I’m afraid! 😉

      On Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 2:26 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:

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  8. Great blue sky, a Perfect SWF-post!

  9. Thid is humor in a great haiku … your photo is beautiful … thank you for sharing mmt.

  10. Those boughs look as if they are saying final prayer for the landscape. Lovely.

  11. Now that’s an explanation I’d like to hear, all delivered in Lizardspeak! 😉

    Under the Willow

  12. There is something starkly beautiful about this photo. Mine

  13. Stunning–this photo fills my eyes. I also adore your explanation. lol Made me smile just now.

  14. Impressive shot. Like seeing bare trees on the blue sky.

  15. And the lizard’s explaination are all in vain.. we cannot follow his tale

  16. I’ve missed your poetry and photos. Will need to bookmark your site. Great poetry and photo, as always!

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