Pink Snow

Pink Snow

Pink Snow © 2008 Bo Mackison

Today is one of those days that needed a little extra color – well, not a little extra – it needed a lot of extra color. And so here is my solution.

I finally opened a Picnik account with Flickr so I could play with my photographs. And that it what I have been mostly doing – playing. I change things around until I find something that appeals to me, but I never post any of these because – well, because they seem pretty weird and very manipulated, and of course they are.

Today I decided that it is okay to play with my photographs and have fun with them and even share them some of the time. Why not? So when I discovered this above creation – why, I couldn’t pass up a teal and orange plow contrasted with pink snow. And so I am sharing, just because.

Maybe it will make you groan and shake your head, but maybe it will make you smile a bit, too. I hope it’s the latter. Anyway – now that I’ve enjoyed my pink wintry scene, I’ll be on my way. 🙂

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. Gandalf says:

    Hmmmmm!!! Pink Snow. You’ve been up to “Cat In The Hat” I see. Where are Thing 1 & Thing 2?

    Interesting perspective. Keep playing around with things. You never know what you might find.

  2. I thought that I would never see
    Pink snow drifts under a pine tree,
    A teal and orange plow so bold
    It doesn’t even look that cold.
    Fools like me can make poems grow
    But only Bo can make pink snow.

  3. I like it! The golden yellow is a nice contrast.

  4. It’s pretty cool. It made my eyes about pop when I first clicked on here.

    They say the best photographs are accidents, so it follows that playing should be a legitimate way to make art.

  5. HeyJules says:

    Creativity…that’s what its all about. Or so they tell me. 🙂

  6. I like Gandalf’s “Cat in the Hat” comment. I think it is wonderful that you are experimenting..that is what it is all about..stepping out of your comfort zone.
    I say go girl!!

  7. Pink snow is cool, yellow snow is a different story now !! 🙂

  8. I have heard about yellow snow but pink? 🙂

  9. LOL That is just what I had written in reply to you on one of my posts–“Why not?” I love the teal and pink effects. I like it, I like it! Smiling. 🙂

  10. gandalf ~ I do believe the Cat is in a box in the basement. I should go do some afternoon reading.

    quinn ~ an interesting poem for sure, thanks.

    pat ~ that bit of yellow does stand out, doesn’t it?

    alissa ~ is it a good thing or a bad thing when eyes pop? And the definition of art sure is broad!

    jules, gypsy ~ if we didn’t experiment in art, life would be that much duller.

    bernie, mon@rch ~ I DO know enough to be suspicious of yellow snow. 🙂

    anna ~ absolutely. Why not!

  11. jeanabaena says:

    oooh, very nice!

  12. Makes me smile – I love playing around with my stuff 🙂
    I have a Picnik account too, but am not using it, because I don’t want to upload at a million places 😉

  13. ladypercy says:

    I really do like the pink snow :-]

  14. This is a fun picture. I do that, place pictures up just because. It is important to enjoy your pictures.

  15. j. ~ thanks
    nicole ~ if you can’t have fun, might as well not do it, right? 🙂
    lady ~ think pink!
    preston ~ thanks, photo fun reigns!

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