Dead Cholla Cactus photo cholladeadAnzaBo_zpsb3ae68bc.jpg
Remains of a dead Teddy Bear Cholla (Cylindropuntia bigelovii), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California

even at midday
lingering cold in the bones
of an old cholla

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on April 18, 2014, in 5-7-5, Anza-Borrego Desert, Cholla cactus, Haiku Horizons, Haiku My Heart, I Heart Macro, Macro Monday 2, Recuerda Mi Corazon, Shine the Divine, Southern California and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. I wonder… if there is life in there in those cold old bones…
    coming to find our haiku circle while Rebecca gets the links to work!

  2. Mother Nature is an artist, no doubt. Awesome photo!

  3. this makes me think of death’s opening to swallow us!

  4. Yes, early spring can be pretty chilly, no doubt about that! Have a Happy Weekend!

  5. oh goodness did you write this for me???
    mornings i feel like spring…evenings???
    an old cholla!!!
    thank you for keeping me warm.

  6. Great capture. I love the texture of the bones.

  7. The cold was lingering here this morning, 32F… but will rise to 70 by afternoon. Beautiful image and haiku. Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-)

  8. Great perspective of this weathered life. There seems to be a quiet eye watching in the lower part of the bones…

  9. Great shot, looks a little extraterrestrial.

  10. The November cold lingers in my bones. 🙂

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Welcome back, Celestine! It’s been a long time! 😉

      On Mon, Nov 17, 2014 at 8:15 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  11. best place for the cold to chill 😀

  12. Oooh…bones feel the cold! Nicely done!

  13. Old Cholla is a good description:)

  14. Feeling the cold in my bones today. Winter is here! Love the haiku. ♥

  15. Nicely depicted! (And great pic to go with)

  16. bones describing the cholla cactus – inspirational choice of words and images

  17. Cold damp weather cracks my bones…your photo and haiku have a sombre tone …death like how I see the month of November.

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