Hayfields on Central Iowa Farm

Iowa © 2010 Bo Mackison

I am taking a break from travel photography from the western National Parks to bring you a photograph from the last day of our trip — nearly home.

We detoured off the interstate for a break and came upon evidence of the rural American Midwest. Farm fields, mostly harvested. Silage wrapped neatly in the fields. Putting things to rest, getting ready for winter.

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 love Iowa. Farmland stretching for miles and miles, rolling hills, freshness. The Midwest is a beautiful area and this photo makes me yearn for another visit. Thanks, Bo!

  2. Definitely an autumn scene; beautiful in its simplicity.

  3. What a wonderfully rural scene. Miles and miles of simple beauty. You captured it perfectly.

  4. I always love these scenes..the endless flatness..and how everything is indeed wrapped up for the season. What a stunning capture of this simple landscape!!!

  5. Lovely hay rolls scene, the ultimate Midwest, and the perspective is great in capturing the rural landscape.

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