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Palo verde tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

a grateful pilgrim
giving thanks along the way
for each living thing

Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on September 15, 2016, in 5-7-5, Arizona, Palo verde tree, Sky Watch Friday, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. so beautiful & love that tree, glowing…wow…

  2. Oh I love this – thanks for each living thing. Wonderful!

  3. Extraordinary Composition!!!

  4. You have a lovely attitude and beautiful shot. The low angle shooting up and the light really worked for you.

  5. Beautiful light in this shot.

  6. Enchanting lighting on this tenacious tree. Lovely scene.

  7. The Haiku complements the photo beautifully!

  8. I keep thinking it’s a dead tree and thinking of the irony–but everyone else thinks it lives! I will just be grateful in general, for all and life and death. That should cover it. Course, in a way, I identify with the tree.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Oh, the tree is very much alive! I visit it weekly.

      On Thu, Sep 15, 2016 at 7:58 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  9. Beautiful composition for both image and poem.

  10. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    Me too.

  11. Wise and lovely words to match the image.

  12. The interesting aging tree against a rich blue sky backdrop makes an excellent SWF share! 🙂

    Fingers of God and elk sighting

  13. Oh, palo verde tree? It’s said to have a green trunk.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      It has a green trunk when it’s young, but the oldsters’ trunks turn brown.

      On Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 9:44 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  14. Trees here in Vermont will soon be gold and orange too, but, um, differently.

  15. Beautiful haiku. A tree always gives but never asks for anything in return. A great shot to go with.

  16. There is somethng quite relaxing to wander about an arid environment and see how nature survives even thrives (theres a lot of that in Australia). It is the quiet calmness in saving energy, a tree dropping a limb to conserve moisture, animals emerging at night to find water, and the flowers flowering in their season only to quickly disappear again once their job is done. Great haiku.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Thank you, Old Egg, for your thoughtful comment.

      On Sun, Sep 18, 2016 at 11:37 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


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