Category Archives: California

Our Picnic

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Campground in Giant Sequoia National Monument, California.
 


Our picnic’s almost over, and night will soon be here;
We’ll crawl into our big blue tent and then just disappear!
Our picnic in the forest was lovelier than most,
But one thing marred its beauty: We’d no s’mores to toast!

 
Poem and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Picnic”

Blue Monday: Barrel Cactus

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Barrel cactus, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


High above the cactuses in the clear blue sky
Winter rainclouds sometimes come, sometimes multiply.
Not today, however, there’s not a cloud in sight;
Perfect for the cactuses: hot and dry and bright!
 
Photo and poem © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Macro Monday 2: Poppy

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A single California poppy brightens its surroundings.
 
 
Photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
MACRO MONDAY 2
 
 
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Nectar

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
  


Will you find nectar
beyond the mountain’s shadow,
desert butterfly?

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

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Shady Spot

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High school students enter a shady spot on a sidewalk in Exeter, California.
 
Photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Deserted Campground

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A campground with no campers in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


The campground’s deserted today;
Folks found somewhere else they could stay:
A room with a bed,
Not stars overhead,
And water in which they can play.
 
Photo and limerick © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Blue Monday: San Francisco

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A view from a hotel room in San Francisco, California.
 


Over the city the sky’s a deep blue;
Listening closely I hear pigeons coo.
People sip coffee as they walk along—
The sound of their sipping makes a great song!

 
Photo and poem © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Ruby Tuesday Too: Cactus Blossom

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Beavertail cactus blossom during the super bloom of 2017, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California. Another super bloom is expected this spring because of abundant winter rainfall.
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Tatters

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Shadows dance over an abandoned, tattered shirt in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 
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Prayer House

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Old adobe building, Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Preserve, Riverside County, California.
 


little house of prayer
in the shadows of the oak—
come, O Spirit, come

 
 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher