Category Archives: California

Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Deserted Church

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St. Thomas Indian Mission Church, Winterhaven, California, remains closed during the pandemic. One photo, two memes.
 
  


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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Shady Spot

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From a shady spot at St. Thomas Indian Mission Church, Winterhaven, California, you can get a good view of the irrigated farmland of Yuma County, Arizona.
 
 
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Bougainvillea

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A bougainvillea in bloom casts a few shadows against a redbrick wall in Exeter, California.
 
 
 
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Longing

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Amid the sparse vegetation of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California, a lone tree stands out.
 


Triple-digit day—
a tree in the wilderness
longs for winter’s rains.

 
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Lonely Place

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A blush spreads across the sky at day’s end in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


In this lonely place,
where will you rest for the night,
weary little dove?

 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Campsite

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A few shadows linger around an empty campsite, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 
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Scream

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An almost cloudless day makes it easy for raptors to hunt in California’s Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
 


A few passing clouds
can’t mute a hawk’s piercing scream—
the field mice tremble.

 
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Tribute

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Detail from a painting in a Northern California art store: sunflowers in a vase.
 
 

our fitting tribute
to summer’s fecund goddess:
dazzling sunflowers

 
 
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Blue Monday: Distant Mountain

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Colorful aspen trees brighten a hillside in California’s Inyo National Forest.
 
 

From a distant mountain, surrounded by blue sky,
I hear a raven calling, and I wonder why.
Perhaps he has a message that I need to hear,
Or maybe it’s just nonsense—who will make it clear?

 
 
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Authenticity

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Colorful aspen trees brighten a hillside in California’s Inyo National Forest.
 


Authenticity:
the aspens do not pretend
to be oaks or pines.

 
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