In the Company of Trees

In the Company of Trees © 2008 Bo Mackison

Look at the white pine, refusing to share it’s warm boughs with the bare naked trees. Nature can have some rough mistresses.

This photo was taken in Salmo Pond in the Black Earth Watershed, Black Earth WI, 20 miles west of Madison. The watershed region has some of the best trout streams in the Midwest. (Whoops, we try to keep that a secret!)

November 8, 2007

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. sottovoco says:

    This is a beautiful photo. I love the silhouette of the trees against the sky. I can ‘feel’ the chill in the air.

  2. White pines can be stingy that way. Maybe because they often lose a few of their needles during the cold months.

    Beautiful photo. 🙂

  3. Very dramatic…nature on stage!
    As I have said many times…you have a good eye!

  4. Your secret is safe with me:)

  5. How how you framed this shot! Bravo

  6. ladypercy says:

    I love the contrast between the trees and the sky, and the composition is good as well. Great work!

  7. you’ve got some great words going with these pictures.

  8. Robin ~ sympathy for the white pine? good on you.
    gyspy ~ did you say good eye or evil eye 🙂
    bookbabie ~ you can’t fish in the trout stream, but I’ll share my trout with you. How’s that? 🙂
    mon@rch and amuirin ~ thanks for the comments and for being such great visitors.

  9. What a beautiful photograph!
    Your photos are very inspiring!

    Good “work”! (^^,)

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