Celebrating with Golden Poppies

Gold Poppies

Golden Poppies © 2012 Bo Mackison

Happy Valentines Day!  My love to Sherpa — 36 years you’ve been a special part of my life.

Happy Centennial to Arizona!  Arizona became the 48th State 100 years ago today! And the golden poppies are in bloom — celebrating!

Happy Birthday to my son!  Something about the bright colors of these poppies remind me of my special guy — he brings a smile and good cheer wherever he goes.


Bo Mackison is a photographer and owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC. Wishing all a Happy Valentines Day.

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. What a glorious photo! The poppies are so bright, they look like fabric–a wonderful birthday fabric for Arizona.

  2. How well i remember (and miss seeing) the poppies blooming in the desert!

  3. Joanne Keevers says:

    Poppies in the desert, Bo? I’ve said it before, the Arizon desert is a far cry from the Australian desert!

    Happy…everything to you! You have quite a list of celebrations there. 🙂

  4. Awesome photo. The colors are vibrant.

  5. Poppies! I adore poppies!!! I’m late to this party but I hope it was all HAPPY!!! xo!

  6. Wow! And more wow!! The poppies look like they’re having a big celebration and who can blame them? They’re gorgeous. 🙂

  7. Zowie! A burst of color.

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