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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Twisted Sentinel

Gnarled
Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

Twisted sentinel,
though you guard the desert sands,
shadows still slip by.


Text and photo © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher


Welcome, Shadow Chasers!

Your hosts are:
Magical Mystical Teacher
Rose (chubskulit)
Gemma Wiseman


If you are standing upright, don't worry if your shadow is crooked.
- Chinese Proverb



May the sunlight and shadows always be with you!

28 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

A rugged piece of Nature's art! Beautiful!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

MMT this is once again a beautiful subject shining in the desert .. waiting to be captured.
A wonderful piece of art where there is no studio to clutter it .. only the vast desert that enriches it.
Your use of "sentinel" struck a cord for me as a Canadian and as a military wife since November 11th is our Remembrance Day .. far too many wars and conflicts add far too many soldiers to the list of the lost.
This is a touching piece and I thank you for it whether intentional or not : )
Joy

BLOGitse said...

I wonder what kind of life that piece of art has seen......

Kathe W. said...

your desert shadows and haikus are always so beautiful and thoughtful

Paula Scott said...

You find the most beautiful 'sculptures' out there in the desert and then pair it exquisitely with words!

Sylvia K said...

I have to repeat what Paula has written, you do find the most amazing and beautiful sculptures in the desert and your words are equally beautiful! Have a great weekend!!

colleen said...

The shadow is subtle and set of my the gold.

Norma Ruttan said...

How ironic that your words struck a note for a warrior's wife just at the right time! Some would call that serendipitous, others would deem it the work of the Spirit.
Today being Veteran's Day, was this intentional? Whether it was or not, aptly done.
I enjoy how you see the desert as more than arid with little landscape except cacti and whatever the wind blows there.
happy weekend!

Catherine said...

lovely light in this shot

Gaelyn said...

A marvelous example of mother nature's art.

Tina´s PicStory said...

great shot! :)

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Fabulous...not only the photo, but the title you thought of AND your Haiku

Mama Zen said...

That is really beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

gnarly and beautiful.

C. Foxy said...

Even in decay there is beauty. Very nice shot!

Norma Ruttan said...

Gemma,
I'm listed a 2nd time because I wanted to see if I understood your directions. Thank you so much for your patience and precise directions! yipee, it worked, right?

forgetmenot said...

Love your haiku and, of course, the photo is most interesting. Nature produces "works of art" without even trying. Have a nice week. Mickie :)

Lee Mills said...

Great photo this week. Happy Shadow Shot Sunday x

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

Love your photo and Haiku.

NixBlog said...

Lovely photo and haiku, Gemma!
Thanks for hosting.

Gina said...

I never really appreciated the beauty of the desert till I moved away from it. I often find myself longing for it these days. What a lovely piece...a beautiful reminder of home to me! As always...your haiku is perfectly paired.

Daryl said...

we seem to have 'wood' and 'twisty' in common this week .. love your shot

Halcyon said...

Nice detail. Happy Sunday!!!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Beautiful shot, interesting twisty piece of wood.

MyMaracas said...

Gorgeous lines and texture.

Leovi said...

A beautiful picture, I like the light and poetry in their ways.

A Quiet Corner said...

I love this one!!...:)JP

JunieRose2005 said...

Love this post and picture!!