No Time For Raking

Patchwork of Color

Patchwork of Color © 2011 Bo Mackison

No time for raking today, even though my backyard is covered with maple leaves. As the early morning light reached my backyard, the warm colors associated with autumn — oranges, yellows, burnt reds — were gone. In their places, with a heavy frost covering them, the autumn leaf colors turned bright red and frosty white set in deep purple shadows. Wow!

The mixing of seasons. Autumn nodding hello to winter!

Don’t look for me to be raking today. Instead, I’m spending the day at the Monona Terrace Convention Center in downtown Madison, Wisconsin.

Seeded Earth Studio and I are showing a large variety of my photography printed on canvas, or printed on fine art rag paper or metallic paper which are matted and framed. Also available are mini canvases (5″ x 7″) with their own easels and sets of cards.

I am in Booth 59, to the right of the entrance to the exhibit hall. Just a few steps from the front doors.

This is one of the better winter art festivals in Madison. The Winter Art Festival celebrates the talents and creativity of Wisconsin Artists. It is promoted as a showcase of Wisconsin artists, presented by Wisconsin artists, for the Wisconsin public. If you are in the Madison area, it is an art festival you will not want to miss. Truly awesome art in every booth!

Today is the last day — November 13, 10 am to 4 pm. Come say hello!


Bo Mackison is a photographer, owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC.

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. Lots of purple–how interesting. And I always thought shadows were gray.

    • Bo Mackison says:

      And I always thought snow was white, but it takes on a blue cast. It’s fun to suddenly realize that common knowledge is sometimes different with a closer look.

  2. Joanne Keevers says:

    I do wish I were in the Wisconsin area, Bo, to meet you and see more of your work, but I’ll just have to make do with staying at home in the heat and admiring your beautiful autumn leaves photography instead. For now, anyway. 🙂

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Thanks Joanne. Never can tell — maybe our paths may cross. This big ol’ world is sometimes surprisingly small. 🙂

  3. Amy Johnson says:

    It was a pleasure chatting with you on Saturday. Zen Garden is beautifully brightening my living room wall, where I had hoped it would work. Thanks again!

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Amy, the pleasure was all mine. I am thrilled that Zen Garden is brightening your living room. You are very welcome.

  4. looks like fertilizer for your lawn – definitely no raking.

  5. The purples make this image stand out. Nice job. I had a wonderful time raking leaves on an unseasonably warm afternoon this week.

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