Golds and Blues at University of Wisconsin’s Arboretum

Golds and Blues © 2010 Bo Mackison

Not my usual photograph, but I was quite taken by the beauty of the Arboretum’s Visitor Center – the golds in the late autumn garden contrasting with the deep blues in the sky and the simple lines of the building. It was a gorgeous, late autumn day, the kind of day you tuck in your memory. And a perfect memory it will be when the snows of winter begin to fly.

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. Angie Willis says:

    It’s a lovely photograph. I love the way the sky is reflected in the roof of the building and the way the building blends in with its surroundings.

  2. I’ve always thought that the Arboretum did a nice job of blending the Visitor Center with the surroundings. Your photo proves that. Great shot and angle.

  3. Beautiful sky.

  4. Ah…the colors, the colors……very, very nice, Bo.

    • Bo Mackison says:

      It takes a certain kind of person to be so in love with these colors. Gorgeous aren;t they, the golds and browns and blues.

  5. Actually there are various shades of blues and browns in this photo making it quite striking.

  6. Very nice, very nice. Like to know where you spend your time.

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