Desert Tree at Dusk

Arches National Park, Utah

Arches National Park, Utah © 2008 Bo Mackison

While the snow flies here in Wisconsin, instantly turning my world into whites and grays, I am bringing to mind the warmth of the desert – the oranges, yellows, and pinks – and the cooling breezes that wash over the earth when the sun sets. I give thanks for the memories.

This scape was taken in mid-October at Arches National Park, Utah – a high desert region.

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. That is spectacular, Bo! How well I remember scenes like that!

  2. Joanna Young says:

    This is beautiful Bo – though the starkness of the branches silhouetted against the sky has a wintry feel about it too

  3. Perfectly framed:)

  4. Gorgeous silhouette!

  5. Wow. This is amazing. Very beautiful capture, Bo.

  6. suehenryphotography says:

    Perfectly composed silhouette! Beautiful!

  7. Stunning! Love the form of the silhouetted trees..and I have to admit that it is nice to see such warm colors at this time of year!

  8. I love the colors. They remind me of beautiful rich beers.

  9. All of your latest photos are great…I especially love this photo, Bo!

    Beautiful usual! 🙂

  10. Beautiful memories and a beautiful capture of the color and silhouetted tree. 🙂

  11. Gorgeous, gorgeous. And I love the shape of that tree. It seems so full and whole.

  12. beautiful silhouette!

  13. It is kind of a spooky photo with the tree all withered and with Halloween colors too.

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