A Sea of Saguaro

Saguaro National Park

Saguaro National Park

I am so happy to be back in the desert, able to walk among these giant cacti, the mighty Saguaro. I have visited over a hundred National Parks and Monuments, in 46 states, and I think this is the park that most loudly calls my name. I want to explore it, talk to it, photograph it, sketch it. Lots of folks think the desert, and Saguaro National Park, is harsh and hostile, but I find it attractive, alluring, full of life.

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. I would not want to fall down that hill. Hehe. Still, I think that this photograph does show a beauty for the desert we rarely see or apperciate. Hope you are enjoying your trip. šŸ™‚

  2. They are truly majestic plants! the one in the foreground is a very large one!

  3. My all time favorite desert, my all time favorite cacti, my all time favorite memories are right there. Even the smell of that desert remains with me. I adore it and I wish to be there. Sigh.

  4. iconic to say the least.

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