Desert in Living Color

Spring in the Desert

Spring in the Desert

On our April trip to the Southwest, we visited the Boyce Thompson Arboretum near Superior, Arizona, about an hour’s drive east of Phoenix. The arboretum features collections of plants found not only in the Sonoran Desert, but in arid and desert lands around the world.

For anyone who thinks deserts are mostly sand and cactus, I offer this photograph as proof that the desert does indeed come alive in color.

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.

Comments

  1. it’s gorgeous and great knowing that the deserts don’t have to be so blah! I always enjoy glorious looking sunsets over the blahness though.

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  2. it’s gorgeous and great knowing that the deserts don’t have to be so blah! I always enjoy glorious looking sunsets over the blahness though.

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  3. Great purple cactus.

  4. This is a WOW picture, Bo.

    WOW! šŸ™‚

    The mix of colors and the framing is wonderful. This is my new favorite.

  5. That’s a spectacular shot Bo! Makes me homesick for the desert.

  6. Marcie says:

    These colors are gorgeous. It’s like a mosaic. Beautifu!!!

  7. Gandalf says:

    Mosaic is a great description of this shot. Very nice.

  8. It’s almost *too* pretty.

  9. It’s almost *too* pretty.

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