Blue Evening

Black Earth Wisconsin

Black Earth Wisconsin

It was a blue evening for several reasons.

Reason one. Within ten minutes of the sun’s disappearance below the horizon, the sky had turned a blue shade and the snow seemed to pick up a blue reflection. Yes, definitely a blue evening.

Second reason. It was shivery cold outside, and I had half of my shooting hand uncovered so I could turn and adjust all those camera knobs and thingamajigs. My thumb and first finger turned an ugly shade of blue and throbbed with a rather angry pulsation for a good hour after I had suitably warmed them. And I swear, the thermometer said it was only 14˚F, not nearly cold enough to begin applying extreme methods during my photo-shooting forays in and out of the car.

Third, I was blessed to have my three children home for at least a part of the holidays, and it is lovely to interact with them as young adults, and to see them enthusiastically enjoy each other’s company. But this was the night of goodbyes, and these goodbyes added a bit of the blues to end of my day.

And, reason four, even though I repeatedly tell myself it is way too early to be developing a bad case of the winter blues, I appear not to be listening to myself. Maybe I need a vacation in, say, a desert clime, or some other such place that evokes  feelings of warmth and well-being. I’m thinking loudly to myself on that idea!

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.

Comments

  1. This is gorgeous blue evening winter capture!

    Wishing you a happy and safe New Year to you and yours!

  2. This is gorgeous blue evening winter capture!

    Wishing you a happy and safe New Year to you and yours!

  3. I love bare trees against a winter evening sky – a beautiful photo. My contribution to the genre: http://twitpic.com/ufeof

    It’s ok to be blue (it’s not easy being green [with apologies to Kermit].)

    Happy New Year. I look forward to your upcoming posts.

  4. I love bare trees against a winter evening sky – a beautiful photo. My contribution to the genre: http://twitpic.com/ufeof

    It’s ok to be blue (it’s not easy being green [with apologies to Kermit].)

    Happy New Year. I look forward to your upcoming posts.

  5. That is an outstanding photo, Bo! Gorgeous!

    You might have been on the edge of frostbite there. It’s easy to do when concentrating on setting up for photos.

  6. That is an outstanding photo, Bo! Gorgeous!

    You might have been on the edge of frostbite there. It’s easy to do when concentrating on setting up for photos.

  7. Been there, in that state of blueness, Bo. It’s very real and the only fixer-upper is a trip someplace warm OR a roaring fireplace, hot toddies and the laughter of good friends to warm you up from the inside. Lovely imagery.

  8. Been there, in that state of blueness, Bo. It’s very real and the only fixer-upper is a trip someplace warm OR a roaring fireplace, hot toddies and the laughter of good friends to warm you up from the inside. Lovely imagery.

  9. I love this one! That would have been so incredible to see!

  10. I love this one! That would have been so incredible to see!

  11. beautiful sillhouettes

  12. beautiful sillhouettes

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