Flowering Shrub atop Sand Dunes

Flowering Shrub atop Sand Dune

Flowering Shrub atop Sand Dune © 2008 Bo Mackison

The sand dunes along Whitefish Bay on the northwestern shores of Lake Michigan are sporting all types of shrubbery and small trees. These white flowers provided contrast against the dark red foliage of a 10 foot tall shrub and the deep blue sky, photographed on an early June hike in Whitefish Dunes State Park on top of Old Baldy, the tallest dune in the park.

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. Ron in L.A. says:

    Like this, Alot Bo…

    Very, Very cool…

    R(etc… )

  2. Joanna Young says:

    It’s really beautiful. Lovely contrasts, thanks


  3. gandalf says:

    The color contrast is wonderful & I love the shadows on the flowers. Beautiful shot.

  4. Chris Osborne says:

    The background is perfect for this one. I think any other color would have made it so the white didn’t stand out nearly as well.

  5. Wow… one of my favorite amongst ur wonderful collection of images! Keep it up!

  6. such warmth

  7. I need to come up with some new words. In the meantime:

    Beautiful, Bo. 🙂

  8. love the colors

  9. That’s really nice, Bo! The contrasts are gorgeous!

  10. Thank you, everyone, for your comments.

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