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Colorful autumn leaves in California’s Inyo National Forest will soon be dashed to the ground by snow.
 


clear blue autumn sky—
great joy, albeit briefly,
before the first snow

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
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Where and Why

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The Pacific Ocean reaches shore yards away from the U.S.-Mexico Border at Border Field State Park, California.
 


Where are the children?
Why does the sea seem to weep
as autumn draws near?

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Shade

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Framed by a tree at St. Thomas Indian Mission Church, Winterhaven, California, a view unfolds of the irrigated farmland in Yuma County, Arizona.
 


In a spot of shade
I pause for sips of water—
summer’s long journey.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday & Ruby Tuesday Too: Deserted Church

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St. Thomas Indian Mission Church, Winterhaven, California, remains closed during the pandemic. One photo, two memes.
 
  


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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Shady Spot

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From a shady spot at St. Thomas Indian Mission Church, Winterhaven, California, you can get a good view of the irrigated farmland of Yuma County, Arizona.
 
 
 
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Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Campsite

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A few shadows linger around an empty campsite, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 
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Scream

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An almost cloudless day makes it easy for raptors to hunt in California’s Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
 


A few passing clouds
can’t mute a hawk’s piercing scream—
the field mice tremble.

 
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Blue Monday: Distant Mountain

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Colorful aspen trees brighten a hillside in California’s Inyo National Forest.
 
 

From a distant mountain, surrounded by blue sky,
I hear a raven calling, and I wonder why.
Perhaps he has a message that I need to hear,
Or maybe it’s just nonsense—who will make it clear?

 
 
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Authenticity

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Colorful aspen trees brighten a hillside in California’s Inyo National Forest.
 


Authenticity:
the aspens do not pretend
to be oaks or pines.

 
Haiku and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher

Blue Monday: Mountain View

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Aspen trees light up a mountainside in Inyo National Forest, California.
 
 

Beyond the mountains a patch of blue
Calls to a crow, and calls to you too.
Who’ll answer the call: you or the crow?
Only the glowing aspen trees know.

 
 
Poem and photo © by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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