A Valentine Cactus

Heart in Nature

Cactus Heart © 2010 Bo Mackison

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength,
while loving someone deeply gives you courage.”
~ Lao Tzu

This photo of a cactus heart makes another Valentine’s Day appearance, as I wish my Valentines a happy day.


Bo Mackison is a photographer and owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC.  She sends much love and deep gratitude to her very special Valentine.

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. Happy Valentine’s Day back to you.



  2. How simply perfect!!! Especially love the colors – the unexpected purples and greens!

  3. Good for you for finding this! Prickly love?

  4. Great photo 🙂

  5. I saw you at the PW meeting yesterday and was struck by your poem. That labyrinth is one of our desert gifts.

    I enjoyed your website, work and sensibility. I can relate. We have reverence for the earth in common.
    Love your photography and sensitive writing style.

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Thank you, Junardi. I appreciate your comment so much. There are so many desert gifts, and yes, the labyrinth is surely a special one.

  6. I love this photo!

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