Blooming Poppies

Mexican Poppies

Mexican Poppies © 2013 Bo Mackison

We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts. ~ William Hazlett

In the seed.

Creation explosion,
Mystery  and heritage.

Sacred place; festive space.

Sensory sanctuary.

In the garden.


Bo Mackison is a photographer and owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC.  Season of joy – poppies blooming in the Sonoran Desert.

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. Joanna Paterson says:

    How absolutely wonderful! Stuck in snow and ice here – everything is black and white and grey…

    Love your words too, and the stretching you’re doing

  2. So, so beautiful, Bo
    Thanks for sharing your art 🙂

  3. Deborah Hansen says:

    This brought a sunny smile to my face–cold & snowy in NW Iowa today. And I love “In the seed. Creation explosion.”

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Sunny flowers usually provoke sunny smiles — at least for me they do. Iowa will be sunny and warm, soon, and Arizona will be unbearably hot. But right now, the flowers are happy in the heat. 🙂

  4. WOW – image and poem.

  5. This just sings with color. A welcome relief for March winter eyes!!!

  6. Sheer perfection, dearie. Did the desert inspire you today? Silly question – it inspires you everyday!

  7. Beautiful poppies! I miss them more than anything else in Arizona.

  8. Lovely and cheerful.

  9. Oh, wow! These are simply gorgeous, Bo. So bright and beautiful.

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Thanks, Robin. I’ve had a tremendous amount of fun taking photos of the poppies wherever I see them!

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