Category Archives: California

Brittle

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Agave seed head, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


pointing me away
from this melancholy place—
dry and brittle stalk

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Our World Tuesday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Melancholy”
 
More Straight Out of the Camera Sunday

Ocotillo

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Ocotillo, blossoming after winter rains, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


After winter rain,
even the ocotillos
seem to sing for joy.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too

Magnolia

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Magnolia in bloom, Southern California
 


after the cold spell
only a single blossom
on my magnolia

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Magnolia”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Sticking

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Cholla cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


not even a scream
can dislodge desert shadows—
a fine sticking point

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Poetry Pantry #239
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Scream”
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Point”

Buds

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Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) blossom buds, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


in her latest dream
a cactus with no blossoms
only tiny buds
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
first the buds, then the blossoms

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Dream”
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

Symmetry

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Strawberry cactus (Mammillaria dioica), Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


one point, then the next
strawberry cactus blossoms
fragrant symmetry

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Macro Monday 2
 
More Ruby Tuesday Too
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Point”
 
More Carpe Diem: “Sabi and Wabi”
 
More I Heart Macro at Shine the Divine

Companion

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


a distant mountain
the resting place for raven
my sole companion

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Calligraphy

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Desert Agave, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


first calligraphy
written in the wilderness—
foxes sniff the lines
~~ ~~ ~~

Desert calligraphy: Shadows write new poems.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “First Calligraphy”

Fruitless

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Cholla cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Seeking shepherd’s purse
in lands of desolation—
fruitless is the task.

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Shepherd’s Purse”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Aching

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Golden poppy (Eschscholzia californica), Southern California
 


a golden poppy
mistaken for a crocus
aching in the light

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Crocus”
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

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