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Arizona Desert Magic

Mother nature’s gentle way of breathing her loving essence into the landscape is a sweet surprise. Periwinkle slivers across a smoky lavender sky with occasional orange exudes joy of a day well-lived. A glimpse of heaven, this Arizona desert, as the night slowly reposes into a new twilight magic. A prairie dog, sensing a cool night adventure, digs her way out of her day place, inching forward. Yipping coyotes apparently discovered something fun and wonderful, they give chase in the distance. Their yipping makes the cactus flowers smile, as they open to honor the beauty of the glorious horizon. All ethereal and quiet again, sky darkening so subtly, the horny toads barely notice as they scurry confidently through the warm sand, fully coming into their best selves, one with the gentle night. Awesome silence, a fitting accessory to the blooms of the saquaros which peek out shyly, in small doses. Even the rattlesnake feels the urge to embrace and honor the angelic silence, moving in a whispery way.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 10/3/2018 5:19:00 AM
You have painted a post card with this poem; well done!
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Date: 10/2/2018 4:45:00 PM
My old postcard of the cactus wren (Arizona State bird) is now a collectible; why? Are people today afraid to go into the Sonoran Desert with their iPhone? Aloha! Rico
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/2/2018 7:15:00 PM
Yes they are afraid of the snakes and horned toads.
Date: 10/2/2018 2:24:00 PM
I lived in Arizona for seven years, and I miss all the desert beauty! Nice phrase 'angelic silence'-
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 10/2/2018 3:00:00 PM
There is nothing like it, and it cools so quickly! It is like a quick-change artist!