Crossing the Footbridge

Footbridge and Lilacs at Olbrich Gardens in Madison Wisconsin

Crossing the Footbridge © 2010 Bo Mackison

We strolled through much of Olbrich Botanical Gardens on Mothers Day morning, and it was a good thing we got an early start. The sunny morning disappeared into cloud cover that lasted for the next five days.

Olbrich was a sensorium of beauty on Sunday, though, and filled with families celebrating the big day. What a great place to take Mom and the kids on Mothers Day –no fussing with the kids to be quiet in a fancy restaurant, just great spaces for running and laughing out loud and exploring.

What a great place to take Mom or the kids or anyone, anytime at all!

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. Gandalf says:

    A beautiful scene.

  2. Olbrich Gardens is such a nice place. I was there for the first time in early April when few things were in blossom. Lovely place, lovely photo.

  3. This is one of my personal favorite posts. This is so beautiful; it makes me wish I could just transport myself there. Do you think you could make your website do that? 😀

  4. Gorgeous color and light. Love the dappled shadows!

  5. Anna Surface says:

    Lovely footbridge and redbuds scene. 🙂

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