Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand different utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself.ย  ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Architectural details on the Memorial Union Building at the University of Wisconsin 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. HeyJules says:

    I love this one, Bo! Great reflections!!!

  2. I really like this one, Bo. I can’t say why because I don’t know. I just like it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. That’s a fantastic quote. That Goethe sure knew how to turn a phrase. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. This photo is amazing. I love the double reflection of the trees in both windows – almost ghost like. I love the wings on the arches taking flight from the limbs of the trees. Very, very intriguing shot.

  5. The Goethe quote is great! And I just love the gorgeous stonework and the windows with the reflective trees. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. areacodes says:

    Nice shot mom…

  7. Very cool reflections Bo, well done !!

  8. Jules, Robin ~ I like it too – maybe the different textures and then the nature with the man-made?

    Some quotes are pretty perfect, aren’t they, Susan.

    gandalf ~ does look ghostly, doesn’t it…

    Anna ~ the stone masons were so talented here on this building – all over it, really.

    areacodes ~ thanks

    bernie ~ thanks. windows and doors are some of my favorite subjects.

Leave a Reply