Three Birches


Three Birches © 2011 Bo Mackison

I appreciate simple things. A walk through shaggy grass, the smooth patterns in birch bark, the sun warming my back, the chickadees chit-chit-chittering above my head.

It’s easy to get lost in the hustle bustle, the long to-do lists. I watch the boxes on my calendar fill with obligations and appointments. I spend my  week-ends exhibiting in art fairs — my new addiction.  So, especially during the busy weekends, I plan so I can take some quiet time for myself, time to re-charge, time to slow down, find a space for a walk in nature, and appreciate the simple things.


Bo Mackison is a photographer and the owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC.  She is at the Leeper Park Art Fair this weekend, June 18 and 19, in South Bend, Indiana. She found time to slow down and appreciate the beauty surrounding her.


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. Perfectly simple..and simply perfect. Love the sense of peace here.

  2. Slowing down is good. 🙂

    I love this photo, Bo. As Marcie commented, it’s “perfectly simple and simply perfect.”

    • Bo Mackison says:

      I like to imagine myself standing under these trees, the sun filtering through the leaves, warming my back. It’s a nice visualization prompt.

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