Seeing in the Desert

Crested Saguaro - Exposed

Crested Saguaro © 2011 Bo Mackison

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher in a storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.
~ Rabindranath Tagore

Sometimes what I see as I photograph a subject is not what anyone else might see.
Sometimes what I remember seeing is not what the pixels captured.
Sometimes I recapture the magic of what I saw using the “magic” of post-processing.

Sometimes photography is similar to appreciating that the clouds color the sunset sky.


Bo Mackison is a photographer, owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC. She loves the Sonoran Desert, and she loves what she sees in the desert, 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. You see things differently than most of us. I expect that your gift. I’m glad you share it.

  2. You capture magic, Bo. 🙂

    I love this one. It’s strangely beautiful.

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