Ice Storm

Winterscape © 2008 Bo Mackison

Wisconsin is still covered in white, although we did miss the forecasted storm earlier this week. It is the FIRST time this season that we did not get dumped on when ‘dumping on’ was predicted. Those darned weatherpersons finally made a wrong call – ’bout time. It isn’t nice to be perfect all the time.

I still have enough winter photographs to post daily until 2009, or perhaps even until 2010, but in honor of Leap Year Day tomorrow, I promise a photo that will soothe all the sun-starved, me included.

Today’s photograph
Owen Conservation Park
Madison, WI

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 was wondering where the snow went. Nice to see it’s still around. It does look as if someone came along to flock all the trees & brush. Very nice & soft.

  2. I really like the sepia look with a bit of brightness in between of this photograph. Snow… I don’t believe there is an end in sight here in Kansas as more snow is expected by Monday. Save one of your winter photographs to post in mid July. LOL That would definitely be something different. And it will be winter in the Southern Hemisphere. I’m looking forward to what you got for tomorrow. 🙂

  3. I like what you did with this, the spots of color/brightness coming through the trees.


    I’m looking forward to tomorrow and whatever it is you have to sooth the sun-starved. 🙂

  4. rainmountain says:

    Grin – I can imagine that you have an everlasting storage of shots 😀

    This one is postcard perfect though – wow!
    Love the tones!

  5. Is this a sepia or a vintage look? Man, it’s gorgeous!

  6. Very nice shot — looks like a vintage postcard. If you have something to soothe the sun-starved, I’m all over it — can’t wait!

  7. That’s a very pleasing shot! One to remember when late August comes along!

  8. I hear you, we’ve had enough winter here in MI to last through next year too. My husband and I are on strike, we’re only clearing enough driveway to get in and out, the rest will just have to melt…someday:)

  9. This has been the year of ice! Great photo and I love how you framed this shot!

  10. Nice treatment in this, definitely a good choice with the sepia. Looks like you are getting tired of winter as well !!

  11. I love this picture. The color’s great.

  12. jeanabaena says:

    ohh, i want some of your snow please! and i really like this picture for some reason.

  13. Very nice ! The sepia was a great choice .

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