Category Archives: Anza-Borrego Desert

Ruby Tuesday Too: Desert Sunset

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Day’s end, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 
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Haiku My Heart: Faint Is My Path

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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!

 
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Blue Monday: Barrel Cactus

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Barrel cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


High above the cactuses in the clear blue sky
Winter rainclouds sometimes come, sometimes multiply.
Not today, however, there’s not a cloud in sight;
Perfect for the cactuses: hot and dry and bright!
 
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Nectar

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
  


Will you find nectar
beyond the mountain’s shadow,
desert butterfly?

  
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Blue Monday: Deserted Campground

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A campground with no campers in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


The campground’s deserted today;
Folks found somewhere else they could stay:
A room with a bed,
Not stars overhead,
And water in which they can play.
 
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Ruby Tuesday Too: Cactus Blossom

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Beavertail cactus blossom during the super bloom of 2017, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California. Another super bloom is expected this spring because of abundant winter rainfall.
 
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Rainfall

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Winter rains leave patches of green in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


a little rainfall
and the wilderness turns green—
winter afternoon

 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Tatters

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Shadows dance over an abandoned, tattered shirt in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 
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Macro Monday 2: Dried Mud

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Mud dries and curls in the heat that comes too soon after rain, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 



 
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Desert Abundance

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.


In a desert place
a twisted, broken willow
murmurs to the stars.
 
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The desert’s abundance may not be in fruit,
But rather in clouds or in owls that can hoot,
 
Or maybe in rattlers that slither and slide,
Or in the great thermals on which the hawks glide.
 
The stones are abundant, and so is the sand
Wherever you look in a dry, barren land.
 
It’s not as though nothing filled up the spaces
In the world’s wild and desolate places!

 
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