photo Sonorangnarledtree_zps3c4072d8.jpg
Gnarled ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

heat-tolerant plants—
immigrants rest till nightfall
then slip farther north
~~ ~~ ~~
another sizzling day in the Sonoran

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on August 23, 2014, in Arizona, Carpe Diem, ironwood, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Six-Word Saturday, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.

  1. no Mountains! No green? No thanks.
    (No offense, teacherman, but,,,)
    Photo’s very impressive, though, as always.

  2. There is a different kind of beauty, and peace one gathers from a location like this. My most relaxing vacations was visiting my grandfather on his ranch, in the Arizona desert! Once you see one sunset, you are hooked for life!

  3. Heat doesn’t agree with me, which is just as well, as it’s quite chilly here already.

  4. maybe
    the clouds
    will offer comfort


  5. Looking for a little bit of shade!

  6. Picture captures words perfectly!

  7. Ditto-they do! We have ironwoods that grow in Hawaii-but they don’t look like this! They have ‘leaves’ or needles all over them. Unless, this one is long gone…

  8. So arid looking! Who’d be a tree in that climate?
    Bank Holiday has brought its customary showers over here. Plenty of other things to smile about though. 🙂

  9. too much, even for me whose favorite season is summer

  10. The tree is impervious to the heat – however the old travelers could not count on the leafless tree to provide an oasis for their traveling travails…

  11. In your desert photos, here is always a feeling of old worlds quite separate from our sense of civilised beauty. There is a feeling of escape from the bustle of modern madness. This photo is enchanting.

  12. It was a hundred degrees here today and it does make me feel dry and thirsty! Ha! I think I need a cool drink of water after seeing the desert pictures!

    Happy Saturday!

  13. I made my first comment before the senryu went up.
    Now it’s even more appropriate.


  14. such a contrast between the brilliant blue sky and the dusty, dry ground. excellent shadow shot MMT!

  15. How could that sky be so blue and the ground be so parched? The way of the land…:)JP

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      One of life’s—and the desert’s—mysteries!

      On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 11:16 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  16. AH.. those hot days… Yes I recall that.. sizzling indeed.

  17. I like the contrast of immigrants and desert plants, one shifts, one ha4s staying power, wonderfully crafted haiku, have .a nice Sunday

    Much love…

  18. Nice composition. I like the clear blue skies, but not much of a shadow.

    Alex’s World! –

  19. Even the shadows have dried up.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      You just have to look hard for them—they’re there! 😉

      On Sun, Aug 24, 2014 at 8:47 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


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