photo Sonoranfirstlight_zpsf76dbada.jpg
Palo Verde tree at dawn, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

one spark
setting the sky
~~ ~~ ~~
how lonely
the palo verde
as night flees

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on February 19, 2015, in 2-4-2, Arizona, Carpe Diem, dawn, daybreak, Fuyuko Tomita, Haiku Horizons, Six-Word Saturday, Sky Watch Friday, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona, sunrise and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 35 Comments.

  1. Beautiful. I heard the sunrise/sunsets in the desert were awesome.. Happy Skywatching!

  2. Ah, the desert does know how to show off the skies!! Breathtaking! And what terrific captures!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

  3. Lovely pastel colours

  4. beautiful shot!

  5. it may be lonely, but its beauty is enhanced in its silhouette and the background of the evening sky!

  6. A beautiful moment… wonderful colors.

  7. striking image and beautiful words


  8. Very beautiful 🙂

  9. Great photo, one hot haiku, one cool.

  10. That shot is exquisite!! just one spark, eh? wow, how Mother Nature works wonders…love both your haiku!! I feel the melancholy in the second one.

  11. What a lovely sky. The colors can be so amazing sometimes.

  12. Muito lindo! Eu gosto do céu nessas cores!

  13. Lovely…I need a little glow here today…when we woke the temperature was 0%.

  14. Love the picture – I’m a sucker for trees and this is a beauty. Your haiku is just as lovely.

  15. The magic seems to always happen in the desert. You are lucky enough to catch these glorious moments and we are lucky enough that you share these moments with us.
    JM, Illinois

  16. Your picture and poems entice me to come visit your area.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Only at this time of year. We sizzle from June through mid-October!

      On Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 8:47 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  17. Beautiful .. both sky and haiku!

  18. Beautifully captured image and feelings.

  19. Well captured. Great work, teacherman. Makes me jealous, this time of year especially.

  20. Red sky at night, sailors delight!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      But this is a red sky in morning, so the sailors had better take warning! Oh, wait! There are no sailors in the desert!

      On Sat, Feb 21, 2015 at 6:04 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  21. Sky. Tree. Sun peeking through. Classic.

  22. Picture and words in perfect harmony (how corny is that!)

  23. lovely image with thoughtful words

  24. Wonderful SWF-photo, well done!

  25. Lovely photo and words, again!

  26. Breath taking, have a nice Saturday

    Much love…

  27. The sky is so beautiful.

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