Category Archives: 5-7-5
The Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona seems to offer little to anyone passing through.
Until I rented this apartment (pink flamingos flank the door!), I had to walk up three long flights of stairs. Now I’m on the ground floor, and even have a little kitchen garden, where I grow basil, chives, and parsley. I’ve squeezed in one tomato plant and one pepper. After supper each night, I set aside my sorrows (who knew that life could be so difficult?), and pore over maps of far-off places, dreaming of cruises that last for years, not weeks. Could there be a better way to spend my twilight days?
Burn down, white candle,
veer off course, distant planets—
my wineglass is full!
The full moon glows brightly just before daybreak over Wellton, Arizona.
A wash fills with shadows in the Sonoran Desert, Yuma County, Arizona.
A windmill guards the entrance to the Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden , Yuma, Arizona.
August sunrise in Yuma County, Arizona.
Robert J. Moody Demonstration Garden, Yuma, Arizona.
Detail from a painting in a Yuma County, Arizona church.
Willow Lake, Prescott, Arizona.
Unrelenting sun bears down on every living thing at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
With no walking stick,
how distant seem the mountains
and how faint my path!
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
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