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A watercolor in progress by Montana artist Mary Nault at a recent outdoor event in Yuma, Arizona

blooming from her brush
first flowers of the season
staggering with light

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Carpe Diem: “First Flowers”


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Gnarled ironwood tree, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

weathered desert tree
stripped of all its ornaments
till the next blooming
~~ ~~ ~~

Surviving the desert’s vicissitudes takes fortitude.

Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
More Carpe Diem: “Burning Ornaments”


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Rare September blossoms, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California

Why are you grieving?
The time of blooming has come,
if but for one hour.

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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