The Non-Conformist


Gazing Upwards Ā© 2007

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity. ~ Christopher Morley

Love that, in a mass of autumn trees in oranges and yellows, there is one tree still holding out for a few more days of summer. Photo taken at Devil’s Lake State Park near Baraboo, Wisconsin on a perfect late October day


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. Beautiful colors!

    Happy GTS!

  2. I love this picture. All the beautiful fall colors, and yet one tree still green and defiant! Thanks for sharing, and happy GTS!

  3. Great photo. The composition is lovely. Happy GTS,

  4. I like your autumn photos very much.. the colors, the atmosphere, very nice

  5. Hello, Barbara–

    Fall is my second favorite time of the year, and that is a beautiful picture you have taken of such a day. I’m in Lake Havasu City, Az. today and there is not much indication of fall–certainly not striking colored trees as you have photographed here. A few days ago, though, I was in Portland, Oregon and snapped pictures of gorgeous fall colors. Soon as I catch my breath I will post them.

    God’s blessings

  6. Please stop by my blog when you get a chance. I have a treat for you šŸ™‚

  7. nikkipolani says:

    That is certainly a perfect day! This is a beautiful image, Barbara. I shall have to show your site to a friend who is moving to Milwaukee area. She’s never been to Wisconsin before (she moves middle of Nov).

  8. thanks for swinging by my blog! lovely photo. I am originally from the mid-West, and do miss the wonderful trees that grow there w/out effort.

  9. I just heard that quote this week, I like it, I love your leaf looking up shot, nice color, and view point.

  10. rainmountain says:

    Beautiful colors – I miss autumn šŸ™‚

    And a good quote – something I should hang on my wall šŸ˜‰
    (Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, so I could visit you too šŸ™‚ )

  11. Don’t you just want to be right back there, RIGHT NOW???? I sure do. What a great photo! Thanks for stopping by and Happy GTS. I think I like your thought above the photo just as much! Chris

  12. beautiful photo, love the colors!

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