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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.

 
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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.

 
 
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Blue Monday: Rainbow

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A rainbow brightens part of the Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California.
 
 

Even a rainbow brighter than bright
Can never begin to outshine the night;
But hang it high in a desert place
And watch the barrenness glow with grace!

 
 
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Shadowy

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Inyo National Forest near Bishop, California.
 


Autumn afternoon—
I take the shadowy path
without companions.

 
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Blue Monday: At the Lake

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A bright-blue autumn sky is reflected in a lake in Inyo National Forest, California.
 
 


 
 
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Macro Monday 2: Aspen Leaves

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Fallen aspen leaves brighten a stone in Inyo National Forest, California.
 
 
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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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