Catalina State Park

Mountain-Hugging Clouds

Santa Catalina Mountains in Tucson

Much of Catalina State Park was hidden under an early morning cloud cover. It didn’t take long for the sun to burn through the clouds and by mid-morning the sky was Arizona’s trademark – a deep blue.

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 finally get to visit you today, and what do I see? You thrill me with pics of one of my favorite states – Arizona. Yay! Love this – perfect!

  2. Stunning landscape. WOW!

  3. What an incredible shot! You must have waited for a long time for this to happen. It’s just perfect, with the clouds looking like draped material and the mountains are that wonderful warm golden red rock. Perfect!

  4. That’s a gorgeous shot Bo! I loved the Santa Catalinas. Used to hunt javelina on the back side near the top.

  5. This is pretty awesome, indeed. 🙂

  6. The one cloud looks like it got separated from the herd.

  7. Just found your blog via Bosque Bill on Twitter..and see you are in Tucson..So are we..
    Nice blog and website

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