Blog Archives

Blue Monday: Saguaro Blossoms

DSC_0621
Saguaro cactus blossoms, Yuma Conservation Garden, Yuma, Arizona
  


Saguaros do not bloom at night;
In daytime they’re ever so bright.
Against a blue sky
They dazzle the eye—
O what a magnificent sight!
  
Photo and limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
To link to Blue Monday, click on the Mister Linky icon below:
 
 

Daybreak

DSC_0333
Saguaro cacti at daybreak on a spring morning, Pinal County, Arizona
 


just after daybreak
waiting for the cactus wren
to sing a new song

 
Haiku and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
  
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Which

DSC_0054
Two saguaro cacti tower over wildflowers during the spring 2017 “super bloom” at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 


Noisy cactus wren,
which saguaro will you choose
for a nesting place?

 
Haiku and photo © 2017 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
  
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon

Woe

 photo DSC_0059204_zpsyr0lit5o.jpg
“Bones” of a dead saguaro cactus, Maricopa County, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 
 


Seven tales of woe—
even the saguaro knows
at least one of them.

 
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon
 
More Carpe Diem’s Summer Retreat 2016: “One with Nature”

Weather-beaten

 photo DSC_0248_zps5my4fcui.jpg
Dead saguaro cactus, White Tank Mountain Regional Park, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


in the wilderness
weather-beaten saguaro
keening for its loss

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Weather-beaten”

Stitching

 photo Sonoranbigclouds_zps0c1526b7.jpg
Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
 


in big sky country
hidden saguaro tailors
stitching light to air
~~ ~~ ~~


In big cloud country I diminish.

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Six-Word Saturday
 
More Shadow Shot Sunday 2
 
More Carpe Diem: “Words by Francis of Assisi”

Sisters

 photo Kofasaguarotrio_zps89ee4f70.jpg
Saguaro cacti, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, Southern Arizona
 


bearing up the sun
the old saguaro sisters
ruling sere domains

 
Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More SkyWatch Friday
 
More Carpe Diem: “Creation/Ancestor”

Defiance

 photo OrganPipeAug2013139a_zps198babd4.jpg
Saguaro cactus, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Southern Arizona
 
 
life completes circle
at the end of the journey
death draws the last line*


final act of defiance
saguaro pierces the sky

*Haiku by Sara McNulty
 
Final two lines and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem Tan Renga: “Life Completes Circle”

Threnody

Vision

Dead saguaro photo GdyrampPetro9Mo13035a_zpsdb94309a.jpg
Dead saguaro cactus, Sonoran Desert, Maricopa County, Arizona
 


my sweat lodge vision—
an old saguaro’s carcass
crumbling in the sun

 
Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “Garry Gay’s ‘Sweat Lodge'”