Category Archives: Maricopa County

Faraway

 photo DSC_0060201_zps9admz36q.jpg
In the foreground, an ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


wilderness morning—
how the faraway mountains
tug at the crow’s wings

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”

Evening

 photo DSC_0198201_zpslnuthk1r.jpg
A saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Southern Arizona
 


Wilderness evening—
what key unlocks the secrets
hidden in the clouds?

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Blue Monday
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Key”
 
More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”

Twilight

 photo DSC_0067203_zpsancg6elb.jpg
Distant mountain range at day’s end, Maricopa County, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


Wilderness twilight—
who will lock the clouds in place
to shroud the full moon?

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Haiku Horizons: “Lock”
 
More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”

Refuge

 photo DSC_0046204_zpsnu6qkrar.jpg
A stand of palo verde trees, Maricopa County, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


on a sizzling day
taking refuge from the sun
underneath a tree
 
~~ ~~ ~~
 


Are trees better companions than humans?

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”

Woe

 photo DSC_0059204_zpsyr0lit5o.jpg
“Bones” of a dead saguaro cactus, Maricopa County, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


Seven tales of woe—
even the saguaro knows
at least one of them.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”

Winding

 photo SonoranMaricopa_zps475f6d20.jpg
Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


Crooked little paths
winding through the wilderness—
which one should I take?

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Distant

Maricopa County, broken saguaro photo Maricopabroken_zps95cb2c42.jpg
Shattered and desiccated remains of a saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


tortured by the sun
things twisted and forgotten—
distant is the plum

 
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Weaver

 photo DSC_0119201_zpsydq5ttah.jpg
Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


nothing but cacti
featured in the rug’s design—
weaver’s little joke

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Taking

 photo 715be629-3676-4c80-a16b-20029dd3589c_zpsf5f1afxz.jpg
Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


autumn afternoon—
from the lengthening shadows
taking what I need

 
Haiku and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Reading

Photobucket
Cottonwood leaf, Northern Arizona
 


autumn afternoon—
reading to a dying man
by the waning light

 
Haiku © 2015 and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher