The Way of November

The Way of November © 2010 Bo Mackison

A few days ago the burning bush near my front door was alive with deep red hues, colors leaping brightly about in the winds, an aura of reds. The bush was living up to its name.

Yesterday, only a few leaves remained, now pale in color – the color sucked from the fragile leaves.

That is the way of November.

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. Angie Willis says:

    The colour of these leaves is so delicate and perfectly offset against the turquoise background.

  2. The colors may be fading but the colors in the image are quite beautiful. Wonderful capture.

  3. The bokeh – fabulous. And you’ve added words again. I am so pleased to find you doing that.

  4. Very pretty color composition! We planted some burning bushes late this fall too. Already looking forward to seeing them in another year.

  5. Wonderful contrast, soft but sharp. I feel I can fade into the photo.

  6. Beautifully done. Love the twig bokeh. Love the contrasting colors.

  7. Exquisite. Whatever the background, it perfectly frames the leaves. Lovely, Bo.

  8. I love this colors and simplicity of this photo! Makes my mind calm down. Such a great feeling.


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