Poppies and Pollen

Poppies and Pollen

Poppies and Pollen © 2013 Bo Mackison

That we find a crystal or a poppy beautiful means that we are less alone, that we are more deeply inserted into existence than the course of a single life would lead us to believe. ~ John Berger

I spent a rainy Saturday afternoon, organizing and re-arranging my bins of framed photographs and canvases. I am putting the final touches on my exhibit, Garden Party – A Celebration of Botanical Photography. The exhibit, which opens July 1 and runs through September 5, will be at the Alicia Ashman Branch of the Madison Public Library.

It will almost feel like being at a garden party instead of a library – there will be thirty-two photographs of bright flowers and garden scenes throughout the building. I’m looking forward to seeing all of my favorite Wisconsin botanical photographs hanging in one place!


Bo Mackison is a photographer and 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. Gandalf says:

    Sounds wonderful. Best of luck

  2. A lovely comosition with marvelous colors. I love purple and red.

  3. Exciting news about your exhibit. I hope it is fun for you.

  4. Oh…how I wish I could be there. Sounds like a fabulous exhibit. And how beautiful to don their walls and their halls with your art!!
    Love…love…love the bright uplifting poppies – YES!

  5. That will be a great exhibit for you! How wonderful!

  6. I know the exhibit will be wonderful! 🙂 Your poppies are gorgeous (and one of the ways I know your exhibit will be wonderful).

  7. Purple pollen; bright red poppies. Can there be anything more beautiful than this?

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