photo AnzaBouprootedagave_zps0ac1ed9f.jpg
Desert Agave, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California

first calligraphy
written in the wilderness—
foxes sniff the lines
~~ ~~ ~~

Desert calligraphy: Shadows write new poems.

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on January 24, 2015, in 5-7-5, agave, Anza-Borrego Desert, California, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Six-Word Saturday and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 26 Comments.

  1. Desert calligraphy – what a great thought

  2. Best Seller, teacherman. Kudos.

  3. Shadows are such clever things – very versatile. 🙂

  4. So many words hidden in shadows

  5. luv the animated shadows – writing poems; nice!!!

    much love…

  6. The agave don’t have a delicate floral look about them – they look aggressive, kind of like someone about to intrude into your sphere. A quite stout looking plant!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      You don’t want to get too close to the agave. They have spines that can do some serious damage!

      On Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 8:41 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  7. I love the image of a fox reading natures lines! and your photo is perfectly framed!

  8. These are unique plants. Love the shadows!

  9. and their odor- is it pleasant? You are so imaginative!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      The agave’s blossoms are fragrant. I’m not sure about the foxes! 😉

      On Sat, Jan 24, 2015 at 11:28 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  10. How creative to think of these shadows as calligraphy!

  11. That was a very tall yucca if the rest of it is what that is I see to the left of the base of the fallen plant. Wow!

  12. Beautiful photograph. Your response to one comment amused me. When in high school in Albuquerque, I took care of a neighbor’s yard. She had somebody try and break in her front door and she responded with a gun (she was a retired army colonel and full of p*** and vinegar) and the guy ran into her cactus (she called it a sword cactus) in her yard and hobbled off. She told me. “I think that it stuck him in his scrotum.”

  13. I have always been suspicious of sniffing foxes-

  14. A most lovely location!

  15. Lovely cactus and shadows!

  16. I really like the tone of this! I think of them coming after you have left and deciphering the words with their noses.

  17. I always enjoy your unique take on the prompts!

  18. Great response MMT and what a wonderful photo … it’s always a joy to visit your website. This is a real desert calligraphy …

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