Autumn Blessing

Aubrey -

Autumn Blessing ยฉ2013 Bo Mackison

One Autumn day, Aubrey entered my world, and opened my eyes and heart in a brand new way. I guess I am now officially a member of the grammarrazi – and that doesn’t mean I’ve joined the grammar police!

Such a blissful moment, becoming a grandmother. Ah, dear granddaughter, I am smitten.


Bo Mackison is photographer, book-artist, collector of stories, naturalist, curator and owner ofย Seeded Earth Studio LLC.ย  Yesterday I became a grandmother. But only Aubrey has the privilege to call me Grandma Bo! ๐Ÿ™‚

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. Beyond beautiful. This portrait brings tears to my eyes. Congratulations, Bo.

  2. laurajean31 says:

    Congratulations Bo
    Infinitely precious moment-
    I can see by your beautiful eyes
    you will cherish this priceless gift
    You will be a wonderful grandmother
    I think holding this newborn
    nestled against your cheek
    is like the loving finger of God
    tenderly stroking your face
    and whispering, I know your grateful heart
    and you’re welcome.

    • Bo Mackison says:

      What a lovely response. Yes, she truly is a miracle. Precious and innocent, and the thought of Aubrey just at the beginning of this amazing adventure we call life, it brings tears to my eyes. Thank you.

  3. Sweet!

  4. What a tender and gorgeous moment for you and for her! A smitten grandma is the best kind of grandma to have. I can almost smell the new on that little head. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Kimberley, I am happy to hear that a smitten grandma is the best, because I am definitely in that category. And yes, I dream of the smell of that little head when she’s not in my arms. Ahhhh.

  5. Welcome to the grammarrazi, Bo! I love that word. My granddaughters cracked open my heart is ways I never knew existed. They continue to open me up to love and the world.

    I love this portrait. It makes me teary-eyed, in a happy way. Congratulations, and a big welcome to the new and beautiful little Aubrey. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Oh Robin, she’s three days old, and has barely opened her eyes when she’s in my arms, and yet I am totally mesmerized by her presence. Unbelievable. Truly. Yes, I already see the world in a new way, and the journey has only begun. And, yes, I;m a proud member of the grammarazzi already!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. What a wonderful way to become a grandma–with a perfect little girl. All the plans you have for her and all the gifts you can share with her! Congratulations on this precious new life in your life, Bo!

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Oh, Q, she is so amazingly perfect. I can think of nothing more sacred than holding a brand new life in my arms, and just being with the whole essence, the miracle of life. What a heart-opening perspective!

  7. A blessing indeed, Bo!

  8. Absolutely beautiful!

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