Saguaro in Bloom

Saguaro Cactus Blooms

Saguaro Cactus Blossoms © 2013 Bo Mackison

“The poetry of the earth is never dead….”  ~ John Keats

What a joyful experience to walk through the Sonoran Desert when the saguaro are in bloom! After craning my neck to see the very top of each saguaro, I felt as tipsy as the bees that were swarming the flowers  while doing the pollination dance.

I spent much of today packing, and tomorrow I begin my travels to the Midwest. I hear that spring is just about ready to burst in Wisconsin and I am ready to be home.

But still, I will miss my other home in the desert.


Bo Mackison is a photographer and owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC.

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. That’s really a pretty photo of the Saguaro! When I was there I never did get a good photo of it, but then I didn’t take many pictures in those days.

    • Bo Mackison says:

      I was thrilled to see so many in bloom. I went to the desert several times, hoping to find one that was bent close enough to the ground to get a macro, but not to be. I;ll try again next year.

  2. Joanna Paterson says:

    What beauty!

    Safe travels, and enjoy the spring 🙂

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Thanks, Joanna. I’ll enjoy the travel, and I;ll definitely enjoy the spring flowers when I get to Wisconsin.

  3. Such gorgeous flowers!! Wishing you a safe and happy return…:-)!

  4. Susan Vial says:

    I’m ready for walks to Stricker’s pond! Hope the trip goes well.

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