Red Barn in Solitude


Red Barn ©2007 Bo Mackison

It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love my brothers. The more solitary I am the more affection I have for them…. Solitude and silence teach me to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say. ~ Thomas Merton

Photographed in central Door County, Wisconsin on October 6, 2007 on a rainy weekend.


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. Wonderful capture Barbara, really nice. Ron.

  2. Scott Smith says:

    I love red barns, this looks so peaceful.

  3. I love images of old out buildings…they speak volumes! Thanks for this image my friend!

  4. This is great!. In fact I love all your images. You know how to pick em. Can I do a painting of this? Promise it won’t be a copy and I will post it so you can approve it. I want to use bold unrealistic colors.

  5. This is Flawless…

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