Category Archives: California

Briefly

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Colorful autumn leaves in California’s Inyo National Forest will soon be dashed to the ground by snow.
 


clear blue autumn sky—
great joy, albeit briefly,
before the first snow

 
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Where and Why

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The Pacific Ocean reaches shore yards away from the U.S.-Mexico Border at Border Field State Park, California.
 


Where are the children?
Why does the sea seem to weep
as autumn draws near?

 
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Shade

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Framed by a tree at St. Thomas Indian Mission Church, Winterhaven, California, a view unfolds of the irrigated farmland in Yuma County, Arizona.
 


In a spot of shade
I pause for sips of water—
summer’s long journey.

 
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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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