A Pink Poppy Celebration

Pink Poppy

Pink Poppy © 2011 Bo Mackison

It was a sunny day, hot and windy. Mid-June in central Illinois.

The flowers in the back yard gardens were in high color–roses, gladioli, poppies. The shrubbery was white with tiny flowers–Bridal Wreath bushes. Fitting for the day. A wedding day.

I was the bride. Sherpa was the groom.

Thirty five years ago today.

Today we remember and reminisce. Today we give thanks and we celebrate.


Bo Mackison is a photographer and the owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC. Today she is exploring old haunts in Milwaukee and celebrating with Sherpa.





About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. Congratulations!

  2. What a beautiful tribute to 35 years. Happy Anniversary!!!

  3. Sara & Jeff says:

    Congratulations & Happy Anniversary!!!

  4. Happy Anniversary!

  5. Happy Anniversary! 🙂

    M and I will be joining you at the 35 year milestone in a couple of months.

  6. 35 years is not nearly long enough to love you. The weekend was great and as usual the photo is most excellent.

    To another 35.



  7. Joanne Keevers says:

    Oh Bo, now I know why you love poppies so much!

    Congratulations on your 35th Wedding Anniversary. What a lovely couple you and Sherpa are. (I read his comment above mine…beautiful.)

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