One Red Wall

Red Barn Side

Red Barn Side © 2008 Bo Mackison

Nearing the end of a long winter, a farm stands in snowy isolation.

Sauk County, Wisconsin

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. Aww – I wanna shoot them too.
    They look so great!
    Well done!

  2. It is a sad time of year when we speak of snow almost in the past tense. I do find the scene peaceful and calming. The texture of the buildings is marvelous. Alas the snow will go soon, and I’m pretty sure the result will be mud. I’ll take the snow.

  3. HeyJules says:

    I’m a sucker for a good barn photo. Make me want to peek inside and see if there’s hay in there that I can jump into. 🙂

  4. montucky says:

    I really like this photo because it conveys the mood of winter isolation at a farm or ranch.

  5. I’m so glad people are capturing photos of these old barns. They’re going the way of the dinosaur.

    Wonderful shot, Barbara. 🙂

  6. ladypercy says:

    I love the colors on the barns and the isolation portrayed by showing the empty ground in front of the barn rather than focusing on only the barn itself.

  7. very patriotic shot

  8. AK_Adventurer says:

    Great photo, Barbara! Reminds me of the barn my parents used to have many, many years ago. Sadly, it was torn down and replaced with a garage by the new homeowners.

  9. So very wonderful! I can’t think of what to say about it. I just want to sit and look at it.

  10. Still so much snow! Oh No! Mr. Bo!

  11. Great composition and colors. Old stuff is a hobby of mine.

  12. I love this so much, and I don’t even know why. It’s like a rainbow on the snow, but nothing you could make. It had to be that way through time and weather and trouble, and..

    I really, really like this. I’d like to have it framed in the living room.

  13. Nicole ~ no snowy farms in the desert?

    gandalf ~ I too, choose snow over mud. But it will be here before you get to the grass.

    Jules ~ jumping in hay? hey! 🙂

    montucky ~ some of these farms are near nothing…

    Robin ~ ya wanna see farms, Wisconsin is a good place to visit.

    lady p. ~ just the feeling I felt when I saw it.

    jpt ~ red, white and blue, just for you!

    AK ~ a shiny new garage, huh?

    nouveau ~ you shouldn’t just sit there, you should paint it.

    David ~ yes, snow!!! And that’s Mrs. Bo to you. 😀

    Stevo ~ old is good.

    amuirin ~ thanks amuirin. a rainbow on the snow – cool!

  14. I just cannot get over how much I just love your barns and farm scenes…. beautiful! Keep them coming!

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