Autumn Reflections


Reflection in Indian Lake © 2007

“Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand different utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself.”  ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

On a calm, misty morning, these autumn colors were reflected in Indian Lake. Photographed at Indian Lake County Park in Dane County, Wisconsin as the sun peeked over the hill. October 20, 2007


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. beautiful shot!

  2. I love this one! Very nice!

  3. Goethe’s quote is certainly perfect for your wonderful photo. What a creative shot. You really have a good eye.

  4. That is amazing… look at that orange(ish) color… wow!

  5. The reflection in the water is amazing – Nice job!

  6. Beth Ellen says:

    I really love the composition.

  7. Thank you all for your comments and for visiting.
    Nouveafauves, I really like Goethe’s quote too. Creativity and nature, added together, make great team.

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