Category Archives: Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Ruby Tuesday Too: Spring Blossoms

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A cholla cactus blossoms at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona.
 
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Blue Monday: Long and Lonesome Road

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An unpaved road waits for adventurers at at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona.
 


They say the best roads are out West,
And that those who take them are blest.
But if they get lost,
There’s such a high cost,
Why bother with getting so stressed?
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Help Is on the Way

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Only a few shadows can be seen at midday on this emergency sign in southern Arizona near the Mexico border.
 
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Macro Monday 2: Blossoms

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Ocotillo blossoms, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona.
 
 
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Watching

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Cholla cactus at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


For cactus blossoms
I keep watching and waiting—
a crow watches me.

 
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Sips

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Arizona heat—
tall saguaros quench their thirst
with sips of water

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Cloudless

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


On a cloudless day
not even crows fill the void
with their raucous songs.

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Complicated

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Ocotillo blossoms, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Shadow, bloom, and thorn—
how complicated the soul
of the wilderness!

 
Haiku © 2018 and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Daggers

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A variety of cholla cactus, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Whetted by the sun,
the cholla’s deadly daggers
keep all foes at bay.

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Light

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Light creeps inexorably across the wilderness.

 
Photo and text © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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