Red Oak Leaf, Caught in Prairie Grasses


Red Leaf, Afloat in the Prairie © 2007

Caught in golden grass
As red oak leaf drifts to earth
Seeks freedom of wind.

Photographed on November 10, 2007 at Owen Conservation Park in Madison, 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. A drifter in a sea of grass – beautiful capture!

  2. Very nice. 🙂

  3. Nice Haiku, gorgeous photo.

  4. I am so pleased to see your seeded earth flourishing. What a wonderfully rich garden you have growing here. It is a thing of beauty Barbara.

  5. Truddle: Thanks. Now that I’ve read your lovely description of the drifter in a sea, I’m tempted to ‘re-arrange’ my haiku’s words.

    Robin and Aiyana: Thank you for your comments.

    Heather: Glad you enjoyed the blog and thanks for your lovely comments. Come visit again.

  6. nice composition. unique perspective!

  7. Like what you might find in an Andrew Wyeth painting if you were to zoom in up close…

  8. ankush: thanks

    Raphie: What a wonderful comparison. Thank you.

  9. reminds me of elementary school textbooks, so innocent

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