Beacon

Moonlight Tower in Austin, Texas

Perched upon towers

up above the world so high

yielding brighter paths

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Photo: One of the 15 remaining Moonlight towers in the world, all of which are in Austin, Texas. They’re 165 feet (50 m) tall and 15 feet (4.6 m) wide. A single tower casts light from six carbon arc lamps, and illuminates a 1,500 feet (460 m) radius circle.

Stroke

South Lamar Blvd. as seen from the Lady Bird Lake and Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail - Austin, Texas

A bridge overhead

severing through still waters

a brush on canvas

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Photo: South Lamar Blvd. as seen from the Lady Bird Lake and Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail – Austin, Texas

Pumpkin power

Pumpkins for sale at the Trader Joe's store in Downtown Austin, Texas

In pumpkin we trust

at the time of walking dead

spice to treat the vice

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Photo: Trader Joe’s pumpkins – Austin, Texas

Raiders of modernity

Dinosaur statue at the Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin, Texas

Forests humanised

invaders of modern times

wilderness devoured

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Photo: Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin, Texas

Budding

Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin, Texas
Zilker Botanical Garden in Austin, Texas

Mellow as yellow

as petals pupils flower

a newborn, daughter