Solitary Tree

Solitary Tree

Solitary Tree ©2007

Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one’s own person is its ultimate reward. ~ Patricia Sampson

This solitary tree stands in a small remnant of prairie located in 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 lovely image with beautiful reddish-brown color that does reminds us that it is fall after all.
    We took a walk through some fields around here yesterday, there I also noticed 3 isolated trees that somehow stood out and caught my attention. I find it interesting how our pictures reflect our personal view (here I am talking about ‘view’ in terms of how each of us sees nature, the tree, the flower, the Image). I decided to show the isolation of the trees by including quite a bit of what surrounds them, you show a lot more detail of the tree itself; individuals, all of us! And that is what makes photography such a fascinating art, isn’t it.

  2. Love this pic! Beautiful light and tree :).

  3. Nature Gal, Thanks. I have another photo I’ll post soon. It also has 3 trees like yours, but they are all separated quite a bit, and stand in a diagonal angle. I was attracted to the perfect perspective effect.
    Yo, Thanks. Glad you stopped by.

  4. this is such a powerful visual, thanks barbara!

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