Pottery at Tumacacori

Pottery in Tumacacori Granary

Pottery in Tumacacori Granary © 2012 Bo Mackison

Courage is the price that
Life exacts for granting peace.

The soul that knows it not,
Knows no release from little things:
Knows not the livid loneliness of fear,
Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear the sound of wings.

Nor can life grant us boon of living, compensate
For dull gray ugliness and pregnant hate
Unless we dare
The soul’s dominion.
Each time we make a choice, we pay
With courage to behold the resistless day,
And count it fair.

       ~Amelia Earhardt

Fill one pot with courage, one pot with loving kindness, one pot with contentedness, one pot with a store of the sun’s healing rays…


Bo Mackison loves visiting Tumacacori where she often think deep thoughts.

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. Hope you are feeling better, Bo. LOVE your pottery images!

  2. Joanne Keevers says:

    What a wonderful concept ~ pots filled with some of life’s neccessities. Just beautiful. 🙂

  3. I am always intriqued by the quotes and poetry you bring to your blog. Where do you find such insightful pieces that you so nicely match with your photos and your observations? BTW – cool photo.

  4. I’ll take one of each, please. 🙂

    Another wonderful post, in words and images. I love what you’re doing with the clay pots.

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