The View from Turkey Road

Nothing Seeded in this Earth Yet

Nothing Seeded in this Earth Yet

I went for a drive in the country. An easy thing to do since Madison turns into farmland about two minutes from my home. I saw a sign for Turkey Road and decided I should see if there were real turkeys living near by. No, nothing fowl about this country lane.

Most of the fields haven’t been plowed yet, but I noticed the two trees standing at the crest of this hill. With the setting sun, the fields are glowing gold. Soon they’ll all be waving lots of green.

BTW, my iPhone, a much used birthday gift, has proven invaluable in my off road photo shoots. Since I can use its built-in GPS, I never worry about finding the main road any longer. Makes photography a little less frantic. I never thought the iPhone would make me enjoy photography more, but it certainly does.

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. suehenryphotography says:

    I am sitting here shaking my head and grinning. We have so much in common.

    I too go for drives, much like the one you described in this post. And, like you, I rely on my GPS to assure me that I can always find the way home.

    I love the simplicity of this image. The two trees — perfect.

  2. Simple, smooth lines and great color makes for a wonderful photo!

  3. A beautiful classic shot, sell it to Microsoft as a screen saver.
    Our landscape in not ‘big enough’ not to be able to find your way back to the arterial roads. And sometimes it is important to allow yourself to become a little ‘geographically confused’ if not completely lost, it adds to the sense of discovery and make you take turns you might other wise have missed.

  4. Beautiful in its aloneness as well as the sweep and curves of the landscape with the two trees as sentinels. GPS is on my wishlist! Great capture, Bo. 🙂

  5. Gandalf says:

    Feels earthy and connected.

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