Category Archives: Southern California

Ruby Tuesday Too: Cactus Blossom

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Beavertail cactus blossom during the super bloom of 2017, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California. Another super bloom is expected this spring because of abundant winter rainfall.
 
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Rainfall

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Winter rains leave patches of green in the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


a little rainfall
and the wilderness turns green—
winter afternoon

 
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Desert Abundance

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.


In a desert place
a twisted, broken willow
murmurs to the stars.
 
~~~ ~~~ ~~~

 


The desert’s abundance may not be in fruit,
But rather in clouds or in owls that can hoot,
 
Or maybe in rattlers that slither and slide,
Or in the great thermals on which the hawks glide.
 
The stones are abundant, and so is the sand
Wherever you look in a dry, barren land.
 
It’s not as though nothing filled up the spaces
In the world’s wild and desolate places!

 
Poem © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Crow

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


Autumn afternoon—
on the mountain’s shadow side
a mocking crow hides.

 
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Mist

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 


Mist on the mountain—
a blackbird seeking its nest
starts to go astray.

 
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Macro Monday 2: Trail Sign

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Riding and hiking trail sign, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 



 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Short Shadows

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Midday shadows are short under an ocotillo, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 
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Reverence

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


Hearing a blackbird
call from the distant mountain,
I fall to my knees.

 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Flower Stalk

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A shadow forms under the dead flower stalk of an agave plant, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 
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Journey

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


a three-day journey
with my crooked walking stick—
the distant mountains

 
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