Indigo bush photo SonoranJan20131276a_zps16b3defa.jpg
Indigo bush, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

parched and barren waste—
butterfly seeking nectar
pauses in mid-flight


Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on May 10, 2015, in 5-7-5, Arizona, Basho, Carpe Diem, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Wow! a true animation…stopping in mid flight!


    That butterfly could be anywhere!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      …and probably wishes it were somewhere else!

      On Sun, May 10, 2015 at 8:43 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  3. …and yet there is beauty in this barren landscape. Maybe that is what the butterfly went for. Hard lesson though.

  4. They somehow adapt and survive! Amazing observation MMT!


  5. hope the butterfly quench its thirst! nice haiku 🙂

  6. I love the idea of a butterfly standing still mid-air…

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      …except for the fact that it would probably plummet earthward!

      On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 9:05 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  7. An unusual thought, MMT.

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