Category Archives: Apache County

Blue Monday: Beyond the Shadows

Apache County, Arizona
A clear blue sky lies just beyond shadows cast by piñons and cedars in Apache County, Arizona.
 
 

Beyond the shadows, there’s blue.
I want to go there, don’t you?
A place of delight,
Where everything’s bright—
I think it’s a dream come true.

 
 
Photo and limerick © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Macro Monday 2: Milkweed Seeds

Milkweed pod, Apache County, Arizona
Milkweed pods begin to spill seeds in Apache County, Arizona.
 
 
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Macro Monday 2: Globe Mallow

Globe Mallow
A globe mallow blooms in Apache County, Arizona.
 
 
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Macro Monday 2: Barbed Wire

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Barbed wire wrapped around a fence post in Apache County, Arizona.
 
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Macro Monday 2: Signs of Autumn

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Dried aster seed heads, Apache County, Arizona.
 



 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Storm Clouds

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Storm clouds gather in Apache County, Arizona.
 
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Snow on the Pine Boughs

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Pine boughs laden with snow in Apache County, Arizona.
 


Snow on the pine boughs, snow in the air!
Snow on the fox and raven and hare!
Snow in the valley, snow on the hill!
Snow on the rock, the ridge, and the rill!
 
Everywhere, everywhere snow is in sight!
Everything wears a blanket of white!
Nothing escapes the fingers of cold—
Winter is here, the world waxes old.

 
Poem © 2018 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Seven Riffs on Leaves

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Cottonwood leaf in autumn, Apache County, Arizona.


 
~~ ~~ 1 ~~ ~~
 
A hole in the fence:
Will I be able to see
the oak leaves falling?
 
~~ ~~ 2 ~~ ~~
 
on the dusty end
of my workshop’s topmost shelf:
three leaves from the oak
 
~~ ~~ 3 ~~ ~~
 
How strange the patterns
made by ginkgo leaves falling
into the gutter!
 
~~ ~~ 4 ~~ ~~
 
Under the plum tree
a cardboard box fills with leaves—
how tattered they look!
 
~~ ~~ 5 ~~ ~~
 
Near the tube station
we slog through wet autumn leaves,
eager to be home.
 
~~ ~~ 6 ~~ ~~
 
wherever I turn
in the last days of autumn:
sodden maple leaves
 
~~ ~~ 7 ~~ ~~
 
pieces of old dreams
some of them with falling leaves
some of them with stones

 
Haiku © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Sunday’s Whirligig #183
 
More Poetry Pantry #424 at Poets United

Meadow

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Apache County, Arizona
 


wilderness meadow
tangled with light and shadow—
birdsong cleaves the air

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Wilderness”

Books

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A boulder surrounded by birdsong in a remote location, Apache County, Arizona
 


Some books I found in passing
Contained disturbing words:
The end is near, they seemed to say,
Pay heed to stones and birds;
 
For in this warming climate,
Where things are changing fast,
Not even stones and blackbirds
Have stamina to last.

 
Poem © 2017 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Books”