Red Dancing Skirt

Red Dancing Skirt

Dancing Skirt © 2008

So you were maybe expecting a lovely dancer, draped dramatically in red. Here she is – a beautiful garden flower posturing in a rather fanciful flare.

Ever had the kind of week you don’t ever want to think about again? A week that evoked a sweep of emotions you’d rather not repeat in this lifetime?  A week filled with so many life lessons your brain was ready to explode with all that learning?

And then you turn the proverbial corner, and finally are able to breathe deeply – and move on.

I had that kind of week, and I’m relieved that the challenge – which at first seemed impossible to resolve – did get untangled. And then a little later, when the doorbell rang and I opened the door, the delivery kid handed me a paper package – an unmistakable, kite-shaped package filled with red flowers. And a box of dark chocolates, too.

Sometimes that’s how those kinds of weeks end. If you don’t give up and if you keep on taking that next step, you round that corner, and end up with solutions and flowers and chocolate.

Not that you need to have flowers and chocolate – solving a big problem is more than enough reward.

But, hey, I’m happy to have the flowers and candy, too.

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. Wow, what a beautiful image Bo. Glad to hear you solved your “big problem”. 🙂

  2. Oh, I just had one of those weeks, and it was a whooper! It feels good to breathe deep and move on. Wonderful that you got flowers and chocolate… that is a cheerer upper. Beautiful capture of the flowers… They are gorgeous. 🙂

  3. Wonderful description that captures the essence of the photo.

  4. Sounds like you should put on a red skirt and do a little dancing yourself, to celebrate. 🙂

    Beautiful image, Bo. I’m glad you rounded that proverbial corner. Very nice that there were flowers and chocolate waiting on the other side. Lucky you.

  5. Perfect title for this image. Sounds like a wild week. Glad it ended well!! And – love how you’ve captured the red ‘skirts’. Excellent!

  6. Lovely Bo…all of your latest images are. I especially love the black-eyed Susans. They grow wild here too, and they always make me feel happy.

    I am glad you resolved everything. Flowers and chocolate are a perfect way to celebrate!
    Hmm…maybe my door bell will ring soon. hee, hee I doubt it though..still storming a little here, but much, much better. Tropical depression Fay is finally moving on!

  7. Beautiful photo. This is a new flower to me and I love it!

  8. These glimpses into other people’s worlds, they make me curious. I wonder what your week entailed- but then, it sounds like stuff best not dwelt on.

    I’m glad it ended with flowers and candy and such a beautiful, vivid photograph.

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