Category Archives: Anza-Borrego Desert

Crow

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


Autumn afternoon—
on the mountain’s shadow side
a mocking crow hides.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: No Geese in the Sky

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


There aren’t any geese in the sky,
There’s only a cloud flying by—
A beautiful day
To work or to play
Or maybe to get some shuteye!

 
  
Limerick and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 

Blue Monday: Wild and Lonely Place

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


In a wild and lonely place
Hikers may come face to face
With beasts hungry, gaunt, and weak—
At that point it’s best to shriek!

 
  
Poem and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Macro Monday 2: Seedpods

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Burst and dried seedpods of an agave plant, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 



 
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Mist

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


Mist on the mountain—
a blackbird seeking its nest
starts to go astray.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Macro Monday 2: Trail Sign

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Riding and hiking trail sign, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 



 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Short Shadows

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Midday shadows are short under an ocotillo, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 
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How

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


How many mountains
does it take to keep a cloud
from falling to earth?

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Reverence

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Hearing a blackbird
call from the distant mountain,
I fall to my knees.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Flower Stalk

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A shadow forms under the dead flower stalk of an agave plant, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 
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