Category Archives: California

Ruby Tuesday Too: Students

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High school students return to their classes after lunch at a local cafe in Exeter, California.
 
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Blue Monday: Lemons

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A mural honoring lemon growers, Exeter, California.
 


The lemons in my basket
Are plump and ripe—not sweet!
But still my lovely lemons
Are good enough to eat!
 
If you’d prefer a mango,
There’s not much I can do,
For all these lovely lemons
Were gathered just for you!

 
  
Poem and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
BLUE MONDAY BADGE

 
 
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Macro Monday 2: Hummingbird

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A hummingbird seeks nectar in this detail from a mural in Exeter, California.
 



 
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MACRO MONDAY 2
 
 
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Tools

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Gardening tools at Micke Grove Regional Park, Lodi, California.
 


The gardener’s tools
wait without knowing they wait
to be used again.

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Blue Monday: No Geese in the Sky

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


There aren’t any geese in the sky,
There’s only a cloud flying by—
A beautiful day
To work or to play
Or maybe to get some shuteye!

 
  
Limerick and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 

Blue Monday: Wild and Lonely Place

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


In a wild and lonely place
Hikers may come face to face
With beasts hungry, gaunt, and weak—
At that point it’s best to shriek!

 
  
Poem and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Macro Monday 2: Seedpods

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Burst and dried seedpods of an agave plant, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 



 
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Blue Monday: Wind Turbines

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Wind turbines generate electricity on the outskirts of Ocotillo, California.
 


The turbines go round and around,
And yet they make scarcely a sound.
The power that’s made
Comes from a long blade,
Propelled by the wind that’s westbound.

 
  
Limerick and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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How

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


How many mountains
does it take to keep a cloud
from falling to earth?

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Nests

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San Francisco, California
 


Urban wilderness—
high above the teeming streets
sparrows build snug nests.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Wilderness”