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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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Fire

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Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) in bloom, April 2015, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


fire on the mountain—
perhaps a holy presence
making itself known
 
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mountain fire
holy the presence
burning bright
 
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among the flames
holiness
burning

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Buds

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Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) blossom buds, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
 


in her latest dream
a cactus with no blossoms
only tiny buds
 
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first the buds, then the blossoms

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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One

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Beavertail Cactus (Opuntia basilaris) blossom, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 


The field to the north
is filled only with cacti
and one red blossom.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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