Beauty of the Earth

Fern © 2008 Bo Mackison

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature – the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. 
~ Rachel Carson


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, perfect capture of a fern, Bo. I love Rachel Carson – such the visionary.

  2. I love ferns. They are such an old soul plant.

  3. Gorgeous composition. Really nice!

  4. Oh, I really love this, Bo. Whatever is in the background, it sure adds to the sense of repetition and movement.

  5. wonderful repetition

  6. Wonderful lighting and detail. Beautiful.

  7. Wonderful picture! The lighting and detail are great!

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