The Warm Colors

In Red and Yellow

Beckoning: In Red and Yellow © 2011 Bo Mackison

The soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. ~ Marcus Aurelius

The view from my window is white and blizzard-y, but I photographed lots of bright flowers in the conservatory last week — just to add some color to the first week in February.

February in Wisconsin is always wintry, but this year may be a record setter. We are shoveling and plowing from the first of the two storms “scheduled” for this week. We only had six inches of the white stuff fall in the last 24 hours, so this storm isn’t much of a challenge for Madison’s veteran snow handlers. Tomorrow there is more snow heading our way–12+ inches–but it’s not the snow that will cause difficulties, but the wind and drifting.

But if all goes as predicted and planned, the roads should be in fine driving condition as we head south on Friday, and then take a turn towards the west on Saturday. After a few more southerly and westerly maneuvers on Sunday, we should be pulling into Tucson Monday afternoon!

After almost a year of planning, I can hardly believe that my Tucson adventure is almost ready to begin!

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. Joanna Paterson says:

    I love that quote Bo!

    Hope you have a good trip… can’t wait to see the photos

  2. What great timing for a visit to Tucson! I hope you have a safe trip!

  3. Good luck in Tucson. I hear they have some good food.

  4. Joanne Keevers says:

    Have a safe trip, Bo. 🙂

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