A tile depicting La Virgen de Guadalupe is affixed to a headstone. Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona.
“Nuestra Señora del Refugio de los Pecadores,” artist unknown, Museo Zacatecano, Zacatecas, México
After seven frosts,
a smile transcending seasons
warms the coldest heart.
Haiku © 2016 and photo © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Haiku My Heart, and Twelve Days of Mary at Recuerda Mi Corazon
Summer monsoon season, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona
chances are fifty-fifty
that some rain will fall
Haiku and photo © 2016 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More SkyWatch Friday
Yucca in bloom, March 2016, Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Southern California
In this desert climate
Days are getting warm—
Even yucca blossoms
Have become the norm.
But only for a season
Are the flowers bright—
When days begin to sizzle,
All things long for night!
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”
A child’s grave, Yuma Pioneer Cemetery, Yuma, Arizona
Buildings perched on a hillside, Guanajuato, México