Deep Freeze

Taken in a place with no name (See more photos here)

No man should go through life without once experiencing … solitude in the wilderness, finding himself depending solely on himself and thereby learning his true and hidden strength. ~Jack Kerouac

Owen Conservation Park
Madison, WI

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. beautiful…

  2. That’s an outstanding photo! Very nicely done! I like the quote, too.

  3. beautiful image!! really great work!

  4. I love the contrast – the dark tree trunks & limbs, the sky and (of course) the snow.

  5. I love the photo and the quote!! Though, I fear experiencing it would be my last experience!! hee, hee.

    This might help you understand me…I have a sweat shirt on here today, and it is over 70 and sunny!

    How do you function in such weather to take photos…they would have to send search teams out for me. :O

    Thank you for the beautiful photos though..makes me ALMOST want to visit such places in the winter!

  6. NICE photos. Have you heard of the Festival of Trees? They have a new “edition” coming up soon!

  7. This is one of the best winter photos I’ve seen. It would make a beautiful holiday card!

  8. Oh my oh my! Such beauty. I know you, along with my Wisconsin relatives are tired of the snow, but it is SO breathtakingly beautiful in your photos.

  9. AK_Adventurer says:

    This is an absolutely beautiful photo, and the quote is a perfect addition. Great job!

  10. wow, what an awesome shot!!

  11. Gorgeous :D!

    And thanks for participating!

  12. Oh this is a wonderful photo. I love it. If it ever wants to visit another blog let me know!

  13. innovatel says:

    Very beatiful picture 🙂

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