Category Archives: California

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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Blue Monday: Mountain View

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Aspen trees light up a mountainside in Inyo National Forest, California.
 
 

Beyond the mountains a patch of blue
Calls to a crow, and calls to you too.
Who’ll answer the call: you or the crow?
Only the glowing aspen trees know.

 
 
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Blue Monday: Rainbow

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A rainbow brightens part of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 
 

Even a rainbow brighter than bright
Can never begin to outshine the night;
But hang it high in a desert place
And watch the barrenness glow with grace!

 
 
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Macro Monday 2: Cactus Blossom

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Autumn is a good time to remember cholla cactus blossoms in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 
 
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Shadowy

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Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California.
 


Autumn afternoon—
I take the shadowy path
without companions.

 
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Blue Monday: At the Lake

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A bright-blue autumn sky is reflected in a lake in Inyo National Forest, California.
 
 


 
 
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