Bright Blue Globes

Bright Blue - Self-Portrait

A visit to the local garden center this weekend provided me with a two hour photo shoot. I pretty much emptied my wallet to do some replacement purchasing for foundation plantings for my home – six bushes and a European Filbert Tree that I was told was native to Wisconsin. (Go figure!) It looks like a giant corkscrew.  So, as a result of my contribution to their economy, I felt it only right and proper that I get some photo subjects out of the deal.

The colors were wonderful wherever I looked. And after I became completely color blinded by at least a thousand kinds of flowers, I went over to the flower pots. I wasn’t disappointed there, either.

Even got a self-portrait in this photo, but you have to look carefully – or blow the photo to poster size. 🙂

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. I just love the colors and the blue orbs with reflections on them—including your tiny self-portrait. I’d empty my wallet, too, at the garden center! Nice capture! 🙂

  2. Ron in L.A. says:

    Very cool Bo… 🙂


  3. That is a really bright blue. Cool reflections too.

  4. Reminds me of the Blue Man Group:) Gotta get the kids to Chicago this summer!

  5. Gandalf says:

    I see you, but where’s your faithful Photo Sherpa? Nice colors and shapes.

  6. Anna – always a problem – buying flowers or bread… 🙂

    Ron – Thanks.

    amelia – love those reflections, too

    susan – hey, Blue men. They are cool, aren’t they!

    Gandalf – Sherpa home resting.

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