A Vision of the Mind

Opening to the Earth

Opening to the Earth © 2012 Bo Mackison

What is seen by the eye is transformed and colored by the vision of the mind. ~ Robert Wade

Another macro view, this time highly abstract, so it’s hard to identify the flower.  It’s a different view of the hybrid lily photographed at the Test Gardens west of Madison, Wisconsin. Aren’t these colors amazing, almost like a blazing fire.  A perfect match for the fiery days of August!

August Break 2012

Bo Mackison is a photographer and the owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC.

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 always enjoy your more abstract images and this is no exception. Very nice.

    • Bo Mackison says:

      I had a good day in the lily garden, came home with quite a bit of editing to do. And several photos I love! Thanks.

  2. Lovely lines. I really enjoy the mystery of macros. 🙂

  3. You captured the glow of this lily.

  4. Beautiful! I especially love those colors. 🙂

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