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Mission San Juan Capistrano, Southern California

long before sunset
even the wren stops singing
to heed the bell’s toll
~~ ~~ ~~
tolling a bell for all seasons

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on May 16, 2015, in 5-7-5, Basho, California, Carpe Diem, Mission San Juan Capistrano, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, shadows, Six-Word Saturday, Southern California and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 25 Comments.

  1. Bella photographia, teacherman!

  2. That bell looks very old.
    It must have seen many seasons.

  3. nice, the weight of seasons resonates

    much love…

  4. lovely image, but your link to Shadow Shots is from last week?

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Because the new SSS2 isn’t posted yet. Another few minutes!

      On Sat, May 16, 2015 at 6:58 AM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  5. Ringing out the joy of each season.

  6. Superb photo – it must have been difficult to reach the position.

  7. I always liked the expression ‘for whom the bell tolls’ 🙂

  8. Your haiku sings…and your photo is fabulous!

  9. A grand old bell that seems to be a well-known character in the countryside.

  10. Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio

    Sadly, in all the 20 years I lived in S. CA, I don’t think I ever got to see this mission. So much history there!

  11. Wonderful shot of the bell!

  12. Very beautiful capture.

  13. Ah, you gave us a twofer today. I love the pic and both poems

  14. Very creative photo !


    Such a resounding photo!

  16. TY for dropping by, Maam MMT.

    Have a blessed Sunday,.

  17. What a superb photo…and amazing haiku…the wrens do retire so early, guess that’s why I hear them at 4am! 😉

  18. The bell is so nice in silhouette.

  19. Love the poem and photo. Both are dramatic on their own, and they are perfectly paired.

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