Cactus, Blooming

 in the Arizona Desert

in the Arizona Desert

Finally found someplace warm. The desert! This was the first cactus I saw in bloom. Of course, it was high noon, and shooting white was impossible. But I like the over-exposed flower anyway. It, in a way, symbolizes how I am feeling. A bit over-exposed to all this warmth and sunshine.

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 know exactly how you feel, Bo! That is an attractive and typical look at a cactus!

  2. I really like this capture with the way it is composed and the brightness. Very nice. I was wondering if you had been caught in any storms but it seems as if you are in a lot of sunshine. Shine on… 🙂

  3. Gorgeous detail. Am always surprised by the flowers that grow on cactii.

  4. suehenryphotography says:

    I like the composition of this. Glad you are enjoying the sunshine and warmth. It keeps raining here!!!

  5. That’s so pretty, it is. Artful. delicate.

    But I want vistas! Gimmie Vistas!

  6. I love this macro shot. Love the composition of it.

  7. In spite of the light, this is a very nice capture and perspective.

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