Category Archives: Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

Sizzling

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Saguaro cacti, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Southern Arizona
 


desert afternoon
not even thin mist falling
sizzling is the way
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 
Even the cactus shadows are sweating!

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Skeletal

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Remains of a Saguaro cactus, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Southern Arizona
 


skeletal remains
littering the wilderness—
a departed soul

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Imperturbable

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Cholla cactus, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Southern Arizona
 


imperturbable—
even after New Year’s Eve
nothing sharp is dulled

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Noonday

Skeleton tree and saguaro photo Kofadeadtree_zps3932efeb.jpg
Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Southern Arizona
 


eight hours till moonlight
to quell the desert’s trembling
from the noonday heat

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Shortcut

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Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Southern Arizona
 


on the shortcut path
ten thousand shifting shadows
rushing at my feet

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Taskmasters

Chapel

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Last of the chuparosa (Beloperone californica) blossoms, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Southern Arizona
 


a lone hummingbird
worshiping chuparosa—
wilderness chapel

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Refuge

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In the shade of a palo verde tree, with saguaro cactus in the distance, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Southern Arizona
 


in the shade a fly
takes refuge from a lizard
sizzling afternoon
 
~~ * ~~
 
hunting lizard
spies a tasty morsel
zip! zap! no fly!

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Twisted

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Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Southern Arizona
 


twisted sisters
keeping watch by day and night
tethered to their posts

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Sisters

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Saguaro cacti, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Southern Arizona
 


bearing up the sun
the old saguaro sisters
ruling sere domains

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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