Fogged In

Fog © 2008 Bo Mackison

Some days, when the fog gets so thick in your head, the best you can do is slug into the kitchen and throw a batch of chili into the crock-pot; consider that chili your day’s accomplishment; and crawl into a dark space to read a novel with no redeeming qualities.
Welcome to my day.
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. I’ll check out your cold Wisconsin, come look at Florida:

  2. Now that photo is spectacular! It alone makes a great day!

  3. Beautiful! I love the mood that the fog creates. The sound of putting on a pot of chili is appealing…hmmmm…comfort!

  4. Chili sounds good. Great shot, but alas no snow. How sad.

  5. You’ve made us chili for dinner you say?

    Love the photo…and I’ll take a bowl to go, please.

  6. Now that is just beautiful. Chili and a haven to read a novel sounds perfect to me.

  7. Girl…another wonderful photo. Your work is getting so soulful..and in my book that is the ultimate goal!! 🙂

  8. montucky ~ the fog in the photo is spectacular, it’s the brain fog that isn’t so great. 🙂

    laurie, jules, anna ~ come on over, my chili is your chili

    gypsy ~ thank you. what a lovely compliment.

  9. Ron in L.A. says:

    Great capture Barbara, very nice…


  10. brilliant!

  11. When you put it that way, it sounds kinda nice.

    I’m sure your chili’s nummy, besides.

  12. I love the colors and the trees. Great work :-]

  13. vilhelmsdal says:

    Hi there, that’s a great photo.
    I love that tree!

    Are we in Madison, Wisconsin?

  14. Very evocative. I love the fog (when I’m inside and not out driving in it.)

  15. Ron, aullori ~ thanks.

    amuirin ~ you can join me in a raunchy novel quest any time.

    vilhelmsdal ~ right in the middle of Madison in the middle of the great state of Wisconsin!

    ybonesy ~ agreed, inside not outside. (unless armed with camera and hiking boots)

  16. beautiful!

  17. I love the imagery you have stirred up in this post, appealing to our senses of sight and taste which you have beautifully captured. We don’t get much fog in Australia but we did in Scotland and you have reminded me of that depressing dampness which gets into your soul and a steaming hot bowl of chilli con carne is just what is needed to warm the heart.

  18. ankush ~ thank you

    lesley ~ chili sure did appeal that night. I didn’t realize you were from down-under. would love to have a see.

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