Beavertail cactus, April 2015 photo AnzaBo.beavBlossoms_zpse3mpkesz.jpg
Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) in bloom, April 2015, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California

fire on the mountain—
perhaps a holy presence
making itself known
~~ ~~ ~~
mountain fire
holy the presence
burning bright
~~ ~~ ~~
among the flames

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on April 7, 2015, in 3-5-3, 5-7-5, Anza-Borrego Desert, Beavertail cactus, blossom, cactus, California, Carpe Diem, freestyle, Haiku Horizons, Our World Tuesday, Ruby Tuesday Too, Sky Watch Friday, Southern California and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.

  1. Yes definitely…beautiful pic !

  2. I never cease to be amazed by our Creator. He allows even the plants in the harshest environs to have their shining moment. These blossoms show us that even the cactus has it’s softer side. Well done.

  3. I like the idea of a holy presence making itself known – and the photo is marvelous!

  4. Interesting take on the prompt.. amazing !

  5. the Beavertail Cactus is so much prettier than its name! holy presence is the fire brings to my mind Moses and the burning bush.

  6. I like your spiritual take on this prompt. And what a lovely picture!

  7. Wonderful photos, beautiful flowers with delicious colors !! Beautiful desert and beautiful haikus !!

  8. Oh my that photo is awesome…just want to sit and admire it!! your series are great…second one is my fav:)

  9. Ah, the desert is an unappealing grayish/brownish hue in the summer – a tad monochromatic. However in Spring, the vibrant colors add a fiery splash of color to the scene. Bright and bold pastels add a wonderful artistry to the Sonoran. So nice!

  10. The middle one just hit me – it’s really great 🙂

  11. A single theme throughout. Well done.

  12. What a beautiful picture !

  13. Beautiful shot, love the pink against the blue sea 🙂

  14. Oh, a beautiful capture indeed, perfect composition with that lovely pink against your blue, blue skies!! Hope you have a lovely weekend!!

  15. The cactus colours are so beautifully framed by the rocky textures. stunning photo.

  16. Marvellous.

  17. Very pretty scenery and that cactus so beautiful. Love the sky of the creator. He paints the beautiful pictures here.

  18. Cacti always amaze me with their brilliant colors against the sand and the sky.
    JM, IL

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