Birthday Celebration


Whimseys © 2007

Tin-pressed ladybugs
Copper flowers, gee-gaws, bells
Birthday wish garden

A birthday is just the first day of another 365-day journey around the sun. Enjoy the trip. ~Author Unknown

What better way to celebrate my birthday than with a photograph of — this? Looks like some sort of celebration to me. I’m not sure exactly what kind of party the establishment had in mind, but I’ll use the garden art for birthday candles. I might be able to match a gee-gaw for each year, but it will be close.

Photographed in downtown Fish Creek, Wisconsin.


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. Happy Birthday! Your birthday and mine are about a week apart. Libras! It doesn’t surprise me when I see how you balance your images and your writing.

  2. meanderinglife says:

    Happy belated Birthday! Thanks so much for your comment. I think you have my newest favorite blog!

    Thank you for sharing, inspiring and being.

  3. Thanks for the birthday wishes and your comments made my day, too.

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