“Good Morning” in the Blue Dawn

Mule Deer at Great Sand Dunes National Park

Mule Deer on the High Plains ©2008 Bo Mackison

Crisp, chilly. I would have been cold if I hadn’t prepared for wintry mornings on the high desert. Everything was frosty, shimmery. Pinks and blues, too – a pastel sort of early morning.

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. Beautiful light, you can feel the crispness of it and that slash of orange foliage works its complimentary magic with the blue

  2. That light is simply stunning. What a beautiful scenery with wonderful lighting. Good composition as well.

  3. Richard Lovison says:

    A very beautiful, serene image.

  4. Excellent shot! A combination of two things I love: the high desert and mulies!

  5. I love this shot. It’s stunning.

  6. Beautiful! What a wonderful moment and the atmosphere of the scene is perfect.

  7. Absolutely stunning! Such a wonderful capture of these elegant animals. Love the color of light. Exquisite!

  8. What a peaceful nature shot you took. It is truly lovely to see.

  9. gosh yer talented.

    What a delighful photo, in every aspect.

  10. Joanna Young says:

    This is fantastic – thanks once again for sharing your wonderful photos

  11. A beautiful and lucky shot with the deer!

  12. I love the pastel colors. Very pretty.

  13. FABULOUS shot, Bo. It looks like one is kissing a mirror.

  14. Wow! Awesome capture… clear, color, depth and deer! I love mule deer as they are so neat looking. Beautiful, Bo. 🙂

  15. I have enjoyed following your journey through your pix and stories. I almost feel that I’ve been there with you.

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