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Blue Monday: License Plate

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An old license plate at Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona still has legible numbers.
 
 

The license plate’s number are blue,
Not yellow or some other hue.
They’re bright and they’re bold,
A joy to behold,
As everything is that is blue!

 
 
Photo and limerick © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Standing Guard

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Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
 
 

The cacti in the garden stand guard both night and day,
When skies are blue as bluebirds, and even when they’re grey.
 
I’m glad for watchful cacti, for skies of grey and blue;
For with no skies or cacti, whatever would we do?

 
 
Photo and poem © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Beyond the Shadows

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A clear blue sky lies just beyond shadows cast by piñons and cedars in Apache County, Arizona.
 
 

Beyond the shadows, there’s blue.
I want to go there, don’t you?
A place of delight,
Where everything’s bright—
I think it’s a dream come true.

 
 
Photo and limerick © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Flat Tire

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This brightly painted vehicle at Cattle Track Arts Compound, Scottsdale, Arizona isn’t going anywhere soon.
 
 

You can’t go from here to there with a tire that’s flat,
So stay home and read a book, wearing your straw hat!
 
If your hat’s worn out and crushed, throw the thing away!
Find a new one, put it on—read some more, I say!
 
Reading is the antidote to a tire that’s flat—
Reading books and milking goats, wearing your straw hat!

 
 
Photo and poem © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Grit

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The gritty backside of Historic Downtown Yuma, Arizona.
 
 

The sky, not the wall, is clear blue.
The wall is redbrick (as you knew);
No window in sight
To let in the light—
Forget about rooms with a view!

 
 
Photo and limerick © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Tools

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Gardening tools at Micke Grove Regional Park, Lodi, California.
 
 

The gardener lays down his tools,
‘Cause working, he thinks, is for fools.
The longer his breaks,
The less cash he makes—
He’s willing to play by those rules.

 
 
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Blue Monday: Mary’s Place

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Mary has a special place at Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona.
 
 

When I go to Mary’s Place,
I remember her sweet face,
And the way she used to pray
At the start of every day:
“Bless, O Lord, both great and small;
Shower good things on them all.
Let not evil have its way
This or any other day.”
Thus she prayed for you and me,
Prayed nonstop, prayed fervently.
I can almost see her face
When I come to Mary’s Place.

 
 
Photo and poem © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Christmas in July

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A holiday decoration in a Yuma County, Arizona church, hearkens back to cooler times.
 
 

Christmas in July, you say?
Ninety-nine degrees* today!
Surely in this heat St. Nick
Needs an ice cream cone to lick!


 
*37.22 Celsius
 
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Blue Monday: Mottled Sky

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Clouds mottle a blue sky in Yuma County, Arizona.
 
 

Whenever I see a blue sky,
I let out a lengthy, loud sigh.
My friend, the old crow,
Likes blue skies also—
We’re birds of a feather, that’s why!

 
 
Photo and poem © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Desert Sunrise

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Sunrise paints the sky in rainbow hues, Yuma County, Arizona.
 
 

The sun’s coming up, the hills are aglow,
Everything’s eager to get up and go;
Lizards, and rattlers, and doves in the tree
Soon will be stirring—thank goodness, not me!

 
 
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