Carrying the Torch

Carrying the Torch

Carrying the Torch © 2012 Bo Mackison

I create my own auto-biography with the photographs I take. ~ Bo Mackison

On the road to Wisconsin, but recalling the many days I stayed in Arizona with great fondness, the many desert sights I visited with deep appreciation for nature’s beauty, and the many photographs I’ve created that will inspire life-long memories.

The photograph is an abstract botanical of one of the many Torch cactus flowers I photographed at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum a few days ago.


Bo Mackison is a photographer and owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC.  Today she drove through part of New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, and half of Kansas. She looks forward to sleeping in her own bed very soon!

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. Joanne Keevers says:

    This effect on this flower looks so good Bo. I really love the colours, and your quote! 🙂

    • Bo Mackison says:

      I realized it was true, Joanne. As I follow my photos through the years, my life is there, right before my eyes!

  2. Joanna Paterson says:

    The photograph is gorgeous!

    I love your quote. (And that you are quoting yourself!)

    I spent a lot of this weekend putting small prints from this year’s lens-clicking into a journal. It is the most powerful form of journal / memoir that I can imagine, it is simply how things were, for me, through all my clouds of sadness and gladness, just how they were.

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Photos are such a healing medium, Joanna. I don;t know where I would be if I hadn’t chosen to photograph with intention.

  3. I love the soft edges of the blossom & how the colors blend into each other.

  4. I love this one. Truly love it. It’s so beautiful. The light, the colors, and the softness are wonderful.

    • Bo Mackison says:

      I love it, too, when the abstracts work. I do them often, but I don;t achieve what I am working towards with most of them.

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