Maple Leaves

Maple Leaves © 2010 Bo Mackison

Frost in the mornings now. Every morning the outside world has a frosty coating. Tiny crystals shimmer when the sunlight catches them just so. There are whisperings (or mutterings, take your pick) of snow in the forecast. I find this so hard to believe.Wintry weather here so soon?

Wasn’t it just last weekend that I was standing in my art booth, sweltering in the humidity, wondering how many 90˚ days in a row we’d had in Wisconsin?

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. you’ve been up early….i haven’t gotten any frost photos yet…..but i’ll have plenty of them soon enough.

  2. Very pretty! We haven’t had a lot of frost here yet, but personally I’m not in a hurry for it.

  3. Wow, that’s the icing on the cake.
    Hmm… or the maple leaves, if you like! 😉

  4. Angie Willis says:

    A beautiful time of the year beautifully captured.

  5. You’ve made such a simple subject so elegant. It’s as if the leaves are wearing jewels.

  6. Elegant simplicity.

  7. Sugar-coated maple leaves? Hehe. Very cool.

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