Snowed Under

Snowed Under

Snowed Under © 2012 Bo Mackison

With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things. ~ William Wordsworth

It’s that time of year when the to-do lists are pages long, frantic looks cross many a face while negotiating jammed sotores, gas lines are long, grocery stores are packed. Everywhere, it seems there are crowds of people intent only on crossing off the items on their Holiday  lists.

I’m staying home today. Or at least very near to home today. I did take a brief walk outdoors, though it’s not much of a walk. More like a push you foot into a pile of snow and pull it out again, all while keeping your balance. I managed a walk to check on a few of the backyard trees before I tumbled backwards and landed in enough snow to cover me completely. So that was enough snow time for this morning. We don’t have sidewalks, so my choices are either to walk in the crusty ruts of the streets, icy and gritty, or to stay inside.

I think today is a good day for a bit of solitude, some quiet time for reflection and journaling before the busyness begins. The logs in the fireplace are ready to be lit. Since the sun is in hiding, I think I’ll make a bit of sunny warmth inside. Brew a cup of tea, and write a few letters to include in the family cards.

Blessings to all as you go about your day.


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

The newest issue of Sprout Magazine , edited by Amanda Fall, is now available for download and purchase. I am pleased to be included in such a wonderful group of gifted and inspiring contributors. This issue’s theme is simplicity.

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. Looks beautiful. How much snow did you get?

  2. Wow! Looks like winter.

  3. It is Christmas Eve morning as I write Bo, and I plan on staying at home too. The shops, I hear, are bedlum and who knows what the traffic is like!

    Today is a day for catching my breath, pre-cooking meat in preparation for tomorrow and hopefully having some time for solitude and relaxation. I would love a view of your snow through my window though, your snowed under trees look magical. 🙂

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Joanne, you are always welcome to share my window view through my photos. Won’t be long though, til I’m back in under the desert skies. 🙂

      Hope your Christmas was a happy one.

  4. I’m loving seeing all that snow – lucky you!!!!

    • Bo Mackison says:

      Ask me how lucky when shoveling or traveling — otherwise, I totally agree. It;s fun to have snow over the holidays. 🙂

  5. Sure is pretty! You have more snow than we do here.

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