Sunny Delight

Sunflower in Wisconsin prairie

Sunny Delight © 2010 Bo Mackison

Took a walk through a prairie near Madison yesterday. Only had about 20 minutes before the clouds started getting dark and I could hear thunder in the background. I managed about 30 shots, mostly of the sunflowers and compass plants before I decided to make it a short session.

To soothe my minor disappointment, I stopped at a nearby McDonald’s for a caramel frappe. Yeah, I know, I know. But once in awhile, I just can’t stop myself. So yummy and cooling. And it was hot and muggy outside. Wouldn’t want to get dehydrated, right?

Hmm. I do like to photograph sunny-dispositioned  sunflowers when it’s overcast, not so much sunflowers in thunderstorms however.

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. There’s nothing like a caramel frappe and the opportunity to take photos of sunflowers to make for the perfect ending to a day. 🙂 Lovely shot. Great focus on just the right spot.

  2. That’s a good title for a very pretty photo.

  3. Pretty, pretty, pretty! I love this vibrant yellow. Made me smile. 🙂

  4. Gandalf says:

    Did the sunny D chase the clouds away or did you already know the way to Seasame Street? 🙂 I enjoyed the photo and the story. You deserved that break that day for a carmel frapppAAA.

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