Acorn to Oak Tree


Oak Leaves, A Portrait © 2007

At the forest’s edge
An acorn has taken fruit
Four leaves, an oak tree.

This fledgling oak tree was photographed in Owens Conservation Park in Madison, Wisconsin in late October.

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. Very nice photo and haiku. Sure can tell it’s fall in your area. Happy GTS,

  2. Beautiful haiku and photo to go with it!

  3. Love the colors and perfectly framed! Bravo!

  4. You take amazing photos…what a wonderful ability to ‘see’ things that might otherwise be missed.

  5. Great fall picture. Lovely little tree.

  6. fluffywelshsheep says:

    i really like your photos you included 🙂 keep up the good work

  7. To all: Thank you for the comments.
    Aiyana and Kml: The haiku is th last bit of fun for me.

  8. Gandalf says:

    Why’s everyone looking at this post? It’s a very striking photo, but hey there’s no snow. What gives? 🙂

  9. Gandalf ~ you really have got to let go of this snow fixation. Think golf or fishing… anything but snow! We have had enough snow.

    If you are going through snow withdrawal, go through the December through March Archives and enjoy all that white stuff. Brrr! But don’t expect any more snow shots on Seeded Earth until at least November.

    Now hush! 🙂

  10. Gandalf says:

    all right – no snow for now.

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